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Tesla’s audacious plan to build a giant battery factory may mostly be a clever negotiating tactic.
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Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
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A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.
- The Limits of Social Engineering
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
- The Underappreciated Ties Between Art and Innovation
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
- Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
- How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data
Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs. <
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