- Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
Published for the first time: a 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov on creativity.
- Does Lockheed Martin Really Have a Breakthrough Fusion Machine?
Lockheed Martin says it will have a small fusion reactor prototype in five years but offers no data.
- Technology and Inequality
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
- Why Solar Is Much More Costly Than Wind or Hydro
A new report from the E.U. estimates the true economic cost of different forms of energy production.
- The Quest to Put More Reality in Virtual Reality
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?
- A Physical Key to Your Google Account
Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.
- Q&A with Futurist Martine Rothblatt
If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights? <
How AI is reinventing what computers are
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.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
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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