- 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. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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