- Google Launches Effort to Build Its Own Quantum Computer
Google’s crack at a quantum computer is a bid to change computing forever.
- Fingerprinting Infants Helps Track Vaccinations in Developing Countries
Biometrics researchers are using off-the-shelf fingerprint sensors and new software to track vaccination records of young children in Africa.
- Hackers Are Homing in on Hospitals
Computer criminals are increasingly capturing valuable information stored on hospital computer networks.
- A Path to Better Smartphone Cameras
A Canadian startup turns to software to improve the quality and reduce the size of smartphone cameras.
- On the Horns of the GMO Dilemma
Can genome-editing technology revive the idea of genetically modified livestock?
- Controlled Crystals Make a New Solar Material Practical
A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.
- A Dating Site for Algorithms
A startup called Algorithmia wants to connect underused algorithms with those who want to make sense of data. <
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
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