- Google Aims to Make VR Hardware Irrelevant Before It Even Gets Going
Smartphones have sidelined digital cameras and other special-purpose devices. Now Google thinks mobile phones will shove virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift into the shadows, too.
- Data Mining Reveals the Extent of China’s Ghost Cities
Overdevelopment in China has created urban regions known as ghost cities that are more or less uninhabited. Nobody knew how bad the problem was until Baidu used its Big Data Lab to find out.
- Marvin Minsky Reflects on a Life in AI
A founding father of artificial intelligence talks about the great breakthroughs of his early years.
- Yes, There Is a Technology Bubble, and That’s Okay
Nobel laureate Robert Shiller sees economic benefits to today’s technology-driven economy, but worries that automation poses “the challenge of our time.”
- New Wearable Device Can Measure Your Blood Flow
An ultrathin, inexpensive wearable patch can give doctors detailed information about crucial markers of health.
- New Sepsis Detector Shrinks the Diagnosis from Days to Hours
Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.
- Aquion Founder Jay Whitacre on the “Miracle Technology” in Batteries
The award-winning battery pioneer talks about the future of energy storage and the path to scaling low-cost, nontoxic batteries. <
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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.
How do strong muscles keep your brain healthy?
There’s a robust molecular language being spoken between your muscles and your brain.
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