- 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? <
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
How to fix the internet
If we want online discourse to improve, we need to move beyond the big platforms.
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