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Letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free technologists to make online services even better.
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A treatment based on embryonic stem cells clears a key safety hurdle and might help restore vision.
- Instead of Google Glass, How About a Tiny Telescope?
As an alternative to the intrusiveness of some wearable computers, researchers present a small tube you hold up to your eye.
- Microsoft’s Quantum Mechanics
Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?
- Carbon Sequestration: Too Little, Too Late?
A few carbon capture and sequestration projects are under way, but economics and politics are holding the technology back.
- This Headline Is One of Many Experiments on You
The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.
- Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?
With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register. <
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Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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.
Our brains exist in a state of “controlled hallucination”
Three new books lay bare the weirdness of how our brains process the world around us.
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Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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