- Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble
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.
- What Microsoft Was for PCs, This Company Hopes to Be for Drones
Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
- CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
- Putting Technology in Its Place
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.
- A New Competitor for Bitcoin Aims to Be Faster and Safer
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. <
The 50-year-old problem that eludes theoretical computer science
A solution to P vs NP could unlock countless computational problems—or keep them forever out of reach.
The moon didn’t die as early as we thought
Samples from China’s lunar lander could change everything we know about the moon’s volcanic record.
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
Inside the machine that saved Moore’s Law
The Dutch firm ASML spent $9 billion and 17 years developing a way to keep making denser computer chips.
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