- When Virtual Reality Collides with Reality, It’s Surreal
A Portland startup called Wild is combining virtual reality with elements of the physical world.
- Uber Project May Improve Autonomous Cars’ Vision
Uber’s collaboration with the University of Arizona could make laser mapping systems for cars cheaper and more practical.
- New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone
Drones are being used to capture video footage that shows construction progress at the Sacramento Kings’ new stadium in California.
- DOE Attempts to Jump-Start Concentrated Solar
Researchers seek breakthroughs for a technology designed to make solar more efficient.
- Two Companies Close In on a Concussion Blood Test
A pair of companies say they’ve identified proteins that could lead to a blood test to quickly diagnose concussions.
- Market Fall Masks Renewable Energy’s Bright Future
Why low oil prices will not halt the clean-energy revolution.
- Microsoft Says Programmable Chips Will Make AI Software Smarter
A new approach to powering AI software could produce artificial neural networks of “unprecedented size,” says Microsoft. <
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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