- 2014 in Biomedicine: Rewriting DNA, Decoding the Brain, and a GMO Paradox
From genetically modified foods to gene therapy, 2014 was a big year for rewriting biology.
- Could Passenger Planes Be Tracked More Closely?
Several technologies allow aircraft to be tracked over the ocean via satellite, but most solutions are costly.
- New Form of Memory Could Advance Brain-Inspired Computers
A new kind of computer memory could help make more capable computer chips that function more like biological brains, say IBM researchers.
- 2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
The past year saw progress in developing hardware and software capable of human feats of intelligence.
- How Tesla Boosted Its Roadster’s Range by 50 Percent
An upgrade to the Roadster extends its range and shows how far battery technology has come.
- The Top Technology Failures of 2014
What do the latest technologies to flop, fizzle, and flame out tell us about innovation?
- Device Squeezes Cells to Get Drugs In
A new way to get materials into cells might clear the way for powerful treatments for diseases like cancer and HIV. <
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.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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.
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