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In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
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Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
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Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
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A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
- A Way to Hide Corporate Data from Hackers
A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.
- Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s. <
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Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
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Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
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The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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