- Rebooting the Automobile
Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?
- How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet
Advertisers are increasingly using technology that targets users across multiple devices, and it’s working.
- Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?
The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.
- Could This Machine Push 3-D Printing into the Manufacturing Big Leagues?
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
- How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke
Stanford researchers are building a light field stereoscope in hopes of making it easier to add realistic focus cues to virtual reality.
- At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
- Coffee Shops and Home Routers Could Offer Nearby Phones a 4G Data Connection
Mobile chip company Qualcomm wants homes and businesses to set up their own open 4G hotspots just as they do Wi-Fi networks today. <
How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation
The tech giants are paying millions of dollars to the operators of clickbait pages, bankrolling the deterioration of information ecosystems around the world.
NASA wants to use the sun to power future deep space missions
Solar energy can make space travel more fuel-efficient.
NSO was about to sell hacking tools to France. Now it’s in crisis.
French officials were close to buying controversial surveillance tool Pegasus from NSO earlier this year. Now the US has sanctioned the Israeli company, and insiders say it’s on the ropes.
This scientist now believes covid started in Wuhan’s wet market. Here’s why.
How a veteran virologist found fresh evidence to back up the theory that covid jumped from animals to humans in a notorious Chinese market—rather than emerged from a lab leak.
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