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A recent demonstration involving two trucks tethered by computer control shows how automation and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are creeping onto the roads.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to “unbundle” Facebook makes his social network more like Google’s.
- Google’s Experimental Smartphone Captures a Future Mapped in 3-D
Early testers are building a range of prototypes from drones to immersive video games using Google’s 3-D mapping smartphone.
- Genome Editing to Reverse “Bubble Boy” Syndrome
Researchers used an emerging technique to correct the gene behind a fatal immune system disorder in an infant.
- Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings
A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.
- A Battery Made of Iron Could Improve the Economics of Solar and Wind Power
A new type of flow battery could allow renewable-energy developers to store power until it’s most valuable.
- How Statisticians Found Air France Flight 447 Two Years After It Crashed Into Atlantic
After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later. <
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
All charges against China Initiative defendant Gang Chen have been dismissed
MIT professor Gang Chen was one of the most prominent scientists charged under the China Initiative, a Justice Department effort meant to counter economic espionage and national security threats.
Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way
These biotech companies are reprogramming cells to treat baldness, but it’s still early days.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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