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We have the technology to dramatically increase the independence of people with spinal-cord injuries. The problem is bringing it to market and keeping it there.
- IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer’s Controversial Brain Algorithms
IBM is testing a contentious idea for making computers more intelligent by trying to copy mechanisms from the human brain.
- AI Doomsayer Says His Ideas Are Catching On
Philosopher Nick Bostrom says major tech companies are listening to his warnings about investing in “AI safety” research.
- A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Reality
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.
- Microbes Engineered to Prevent Obesity
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.
- Metamaterial Radar May Improve Car and Drone Vision
Powerful radar, mostly limited to the military, could soon be cheap enough for cars and consumer drones to use.
- Machine Learning Algorithm Mines 16 Billion E-Mails
Human e-mailing behavior is so predictable that computer scientists have created an algorithm that can calculate when an e-mail thread is about to end. <
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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