- Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
- Sharp Demonstrates Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells
New technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.
- The Thought Experiment
In a remarkable study, a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. If only there were a realistic way to get this technology out of the lab and into real life.
- Three Questions with Amazon’s Technology Chief, Werner Vogels
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on how cloud computing is changing.
- How to Make Smart Watches Not Worth Stealing
A prototype device shows that measuring electrical resistance of tissues within the wrist could reliably identify someone.
- Malware on the Move
As mobile devices are used to perform more financial transactions, cybercriminals are taking greater interest.
- Google Announces Sub-$100 Smartphone
A new line of smartphones designed by Google could spread Internet access more widely in poor regions of the world. <
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
How do strong muscles keep your brain healthy?
There’s a robust molecular language being spoken between your muscles and your brain.
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