- Technology and Persuasion
Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why?
- Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
- Facebook Lets Developers Build on Its Chat App
Facebook hopes that adding functionality like video sharing and shopping to Messenger will help it grow even as competition rises.
- Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation
Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.
- Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.
- Survival in the Age of Spotify
Two rock musicians find flaws—and hope—in a book that suggests how artists can earn a decent living even after free online access to music has ravaged the business.
- Microsoft’s Wristband Would Like to Be Your Life Coach
Microsoft is working to combine biometric data collected by its new wristband with information from your calendar and contacts to make smarter observations. <
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
How do strong muscles keep your brain healthy?
There’s a robust molecular language being spoken between your muscles and your brain.
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