- The Electric Mood-Control Acid Test
A startup called Thync will sell electrodes that you put on your head to improve your mood. The results may vary to a surprising degree.
- How’s the Weather There? Crowdsourcing App Promises Better Forecasts
An app called Sunshine taps into users’ smartphone sensors to provide localized weather predictions.
- India’s Ambitious Bid to Become a Solar Power
The Indian government hopes to increase the country’s solar capacity 30-fold by 2020.
- Artificial Photosynthesis Takes a Step Forward
Researchers have demonstrated a long-lasting device for making hydrogen from sunlight and water—but funding is running out.
- Apple’s Lovely, Potentially Overwhelming Wristwear
My admittedly short time trying the Apple Watch makes me wonder if it might be able to do too much.
- How Nvidia Plans to Be the Netflix of Gaming
Nvidia’s Shield console uses a range of tricks to reduce latency during game play.
- Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More
Smartphone apps will be able to perceive objects and perform other intelligent tricks thanks to Qualcomm’s newest mobile chips. <
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.
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.
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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