- The Troll Hunters
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?
- Chemical-Sensing Displays and Other Surprising Uses of Glass
An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass.
- What Are MOOCs Good For?
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
- On Creativity
How do people get new ideas?
- Desalination out of Desperation
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
- Chip-Making Tools Produce Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells
Equipment for making microchips has led to solar cells that are twice as efficient as conventional ones.
- Geneticists Begin Tests of an Internet for DNA
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale. <
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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