In China, Projects to Make Great Wall Feel Small
The New York Times outlines the pros and cons of a number of multibillion-dollar engineering “mega-projects” under way in China. Photo slideshow included.
—Mike Orcutt, reasearch editor
An Open Letter to Everyone Tricked into Fearing AI
A thought-provoking response to a recent flurry of media stories about the dangers of artificial intelligence.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
We Know How You Feel
Scientists have spent years teaching computers to interpret human emotions, often with idealistic hopes. Naturally, their work will probably be used to show us ever more intrusive ads.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
New York City Finally Gets Its First Commercial Wind Turbine
Why aren’t there more commercial wind turbines along New York City’s breezy industrial waterfront areas? Despite lots of wind and demand, there were also bureaucratic barriers to getting the first one up and running.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Dark Horse of the Dark Matter Hunt
Why physicists are on the make for axions, hypothetical particles thought to underpin the make-up of mass we call dark matter.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
How to befriend a crow
I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.
Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not
Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.
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