Living with a Computer
“When I sit down to write a letter or start the first draft of an article, I simply type on the keyboard and the words appear on the screen.” An Atlantic article from 1982 surfaced online this week.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Germanwings Flight 4U9525: What’s It Like to Listen to a Black Box Recording?
Air crash investigators who listen to black box recordings have a doubly challenging job. As they try to figure out the cause of a crash, they hear people in their final moments alive.
Re: Our Relationship
Interesting story about what you can discover when you analyze your relationship statistically (in this case, through e-mails sent back and forth between a boyfriend and girlfriend).
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
U.S. Gives Threatened Status to Northern Long-Eared Bat
Virtual viruses and hacks are an important concern, but there’s another aspect of life being affected by literal viruses.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
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.
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