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A radical new approach to generating human organs is to grow them inside pigs or sheep.
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Nevada’s reversal of net metering fees for solar owners marks a dramatic turn in the fight over solar policies.
- Promising New Solar Material Boosts Performance of Silicon
Researchers say they’ve overcome an obstacle to making highly efficient solar devices by combining silicon with a new material.
- Oculus Rift Gets a Price Tag: $599
Oculus’s price for its first consumer virtual-reality headset may influence how others price theirs.
- Recommended Reads on the Robot and AI Beat This Week
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
- Intel Really, Really Wants You to Wear a Computer
Intel is finally getting ready to ship a tiny computer that could help make wearable gadgets a lot sleeker.
- How Drones May Avoid Collisions by Sharing Knowledge
Instead of programming drones to know what to do in every single scenario, a Stanford lab is giving them the intelligence to understand their surroundings. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
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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 artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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.
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