- Rethinking the Manufacturing Robot
A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.
- Smartphone Secrets May Be Better Than a Password
Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.
- The Hackers’ New Weapons: Routers and Printers
Criminals are hijacking home and office routers and printers to help them overwhelm websites with traffic.
- IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip
A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.
- Small Display Bedevils Some Apple Watch Apps
The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.
- Online Fact-Checking Tool Gets a Big Test with Nepal Earthquake
An organization crowdsources the verification of rumors on social media in the Nepal disaster zone.
- A Warehouse Worker’s Best Friend—or Replacement?
Robots that work alongside warehouse workers could make online shopping even more efficient and eventually replace human employees altogether. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
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.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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