- Toolkits for the Mind
Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves.
- Adding Greater Realism to Virtual Worlds
A startup is borrowing techniques used in high-frequency trading to make simulated worlds more realistic.
- Broadcast Every Little Drama
Meerkat and Periscope show how simple, fun, and weird live-streaming can be.
- The Problem with Fake Meat
It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?
- Probing the Whole Internet for Weak Spots
Rapidly scanning the Internet has become vital to efforts to keep it secure.
- Ripple, a Cryptocurrency Company, Wants to Rewire Bank Authentication
A digital-currency company thinks it can protect the personal information used to perform identity checks in the financial industry.
- 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. <
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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