- Cities Find Rewards in Cheap Technologies
Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities handle growing challenges.
- The Search for Exceptional Genomes
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.
- Laser-Radio Links Upgrade the Internet
Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet.
- Google’s Brain-Inspired Software Describes What It Sees in Complex Images
Experimental Google software that can describe a complex scene could lead to better image search or apps to help the visually impaired.
- Nanoparticle Detects the Deadliest Cancer Cells in Blood
A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
- An Artificial Adhesive Outgrips the Gecko
Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.
- Apple Issues Strict Rules for the First Watch Apps
The release of Apple’s WatchKit yields more insight into how the company is tackling smart-watch issues. <
The big new idea for making self-driving cars that can go anywhere
The mainstream approach to driverless cars is slow and difficult. These startups think going all-in on AI will get there faster.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
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.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
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