In Space, Pee Is for Power
Could urine be turned into electricity on space stations?
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology
Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook’s CEO on how he’s trying to split Facebook into a suite of multiple, more specialized apps—some of which are more private.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
Banksy’s Latest Works Tackle Technology, Surveillance and Our Crumbling Humanity
Banksy goes digital, kind of.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked—Again?
Is Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto? WSJ cites evidence.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business
Google Unveils Project Ara, a ‘Modular’ Smartphone
“You may want a blood-sugar monitor and a cigarette lighter on your phone. Why should you not have that.”
The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New ‘Cyber Warriors’ by 2016
A digital draft?
China’s Coal Boom Is Slowing — That’s a Huge Deal for Climate Change
Vox has a helpful explainer that contextualizes recent reports that the growth of coal consumption in China is slowing.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The 50-year-old problem that eludes theoretical computer science
A solution to P vs NP could unlock countless computational problems—or keep them forever out of reach.
The moon didn’t die as early as we thought
Samples from China’s lunar lander could change everything we know about the moon’s volcanic record.
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
Inside the machine that saved Moore’s Law
The Dutch firm ASML spent $9 billion and 17 years developing a way to keep making denser computer chips.
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