- Transplant Surgeons Revive Hearts After Death
A technology to keep organs alive outside the body is saving lives. And provoking ethical debates.
- Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers
Creators of a new bricklaying robot say its purpose is to leverage human jobs, not entirely replace them.
- Your Smartphone Can Tell If You’re Bored
A group of researchers looked at how people used their phones to figure out when they were bored, then suggested they go read a BuzzFeed article.
- 3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier
Researchers have cracked the challenge of printing glass through a nozzle.
- Why Is Nest’s Smart Thermostat Getting Bigger?
A larger display may get users to pay more attention to it, which could help it become more of a smart-home hub.
- Debate Ensues as Prenatal Tests Reach Beyond Down Syndrome
Doctors and genetic counselors question the expanding scope of blood tests during pregnancy.
- How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution in China
IBM researchers are developing a system that can predict how bad pollution will be across the city of Beijing 72 hours in advance. <
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions
The startup believes its bio-oil, once converted into syngas, could help clean up the dirtiest industrial sector.
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