- Peter Thiel Backs Biotech “Unicorn” Fighting Cancer Stem Cells
Are stem cells at the root of common cancers? A startup named Stemcentrx thinks so.
- Why NASA Wants Microsoft’s HoloLens in Space
The rocket carrying two HoloLens headsets to the International Space Station blew up in June, and NASA is planning another launch.
- Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactors Get a Safety Check in Europe
Researchers say they could build a prototype of a molten-salt reactor, a safer, cleaner option for nuclear power, in 10 years.
- Allegations of Dirty Tricks as Effort to “Rescue” Bitcoin Falters
A debate over the future of Bitcoin seems to be getting ugly – some people say their computers are being attacked to suppress their preferred changes.
- AI Software Goes Up Against Fourth Graders on Science Tests
Making AI software take real school exams might accelerate progress toward machines with common sense.
- Smart Mouthguard Monitors Your Saliva and Your Health
Researchers demonstrate a wearable system for tracking chemicals in saliva that may correspond to fatigue and other health issues.
- How Machine Vision Is About to Change the Fashion World
The way fashion shows influence street-chic outfits has long been debated. Now a machine vision system that can track how fashions spread through society is providing the first hard evidence.
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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