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Neural probes that combine optics, electronics, and drugs could help unlock the secrets of the brain.
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A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.
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The secretary for homeland security and the president’s cybersecurity advisor echo the NSA and FBI’s concerns about encryption.
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A new way to determine 3-D structures from 2-D images is set to speed up protein structure discovery by a factor of 100,000. <
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.
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