- To Study the Brain, a Doctor Puts Himself Under the Knife
How one of the inventors of brain-computer interfaces ended up getting one himself.
- New Material Makes It Easier to Store Lots of Natural Gas
Synthetic porous materials that flex to take up and release fuel could lead to cheaper natural-gas cars that don’t need cumbersome storage tanks.
- White House Strikes a Blow for Advanced Nuclear Reactors
The Department of Energy will help startups navigate the testing and licensing process—but some nuclear entrepreneurs doubt it will be enough.
- Get a Virtual-Reality Punch, Feel Real Impact
Researchers in Germany have developed technology for an armband that lets you feel impact from virtual interactions.
- Robot Makes Sure Stores Don’t Run Out of Doritos
A shelf-scanning bot called Tally will help make sure everything is in its place in supermarkets and other retail outlets.
- Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns
Biologists have long puzzled over why neurons have thousands of synapses. Now neuroscientists have shown they are crucial not just for recognizing patterns but for learning the sequence in which they appear.
- Using Virtual Reality to Save the White Rhino
There are four northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Will a 360-degree documentary help us preserve them? <
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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