- Neuroscientists Object to Europe’s Human Brain Project
Critics call emphasis on large-scale computer simulations in EU brain project premature.
- Low-Power Color Displays
Oxford University researchers demonstrate that materials used in DVDs could make color displays that don’t sap power.
- A Speech Synthesizer Direct to the Brain
Recordings from the brain’s surface are giving scientists unprecedented views into how the brain controls speech.
- Beijing Wants to Understand Its Smog
New effort would pinpoint the source, type, and dispersal patterns of smog across Beijing to drive street-level predictions and targeted remediation.
- GE Device Measures the Calories on Your Plate
Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate.
- How to Clean the Gas and Oil Industries’ Most Contaminated Water
A new process can cheaply clean extremely briny water coming up from oil wells.
- Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
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.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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