- A Battery for Electronics That Lasts Twice as Long
A startup called SolidEnergy has developed a kind of lithium-ion battery that stores far more energy.
- The Anti-Aging Pill
Facing a long wait for evidence, a longevity researcher takes an unusual path to market.
- Holding Data Hostage: The Perfect Internet Crime?
Thousands of people will have their personal files held hostage this year, by software that uses virtually unbreakable encryption.
- Smartphone Test for HIV and Syphilis Costs Pennies
A phone attachment using cheap disposable cartridges rapidly tests for HIV and syphilis in a Rwandan trial.
- A Startup’s Neural Network Can Understand Video
Software that understands what it sees in video could lead to new forms of advertising, or make video editing easier.
- Atom-Thick Silicon Makes Crazy-Fast Transistors
An exotic form of silicon, called silicene, could enable a new generation of faster computers.
- The Facebook Page That Posts the Same Picture Every Day
A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media. <
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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