- How ALS Could Benefit from a Flood of New Funding
A viral social-media campaign has brought unprecedented money to a rare disease. How might new funding help ALS research?
- Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars
Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.
- A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers
Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.
- A Headset Meant to Make Augmented Reality Less of a Gimmick
A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery on the real world through a compact pair of glasses.
- How Much Is Your Privacy Worth?
Despite the outcry over government and corporate snooping, some people allow themselves be monitored for money or rewards.
- Furniture Shopping with Augmented Reality
Startup Vizera makes a projector that adds realistic-looking surfaces to actual objects, making for a new kind of shopping experience.
- Germany and Canada Are Building Water Splitters to Store Energy
Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess energy from renewable sources. <
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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