- Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town
GE sees its new turbine as a strong rival to batteries for storing power from the grid.
- The Extinction Invention
A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?
- Sean Parker’s $250 Million Bet on Hacking the Immune System to Beat Cancer
A Facebook billionaire makes a major investment in immunotherapy.
- An Impressive Walking Google Robot Tries to Vacuum the Stairs
An odd-looking bipedal bot, created by a Japanese subsidiary of Alphabet, can climb stairs and carry heavy objects around a home.
- Watching SunEdison’s Collapse, Solar Industry Resets
SunEdison’s collapse and mounting losses elsewhere are causing solar developers to change course.
- How Computers Can Tell What They’re Looking At
Images from inside an artificial neural network help explain why a technique called deep learning is enabling software to see.
- Video Shows Paralyzed Man Move Hand with Brain Implant
Researchers used a brain-computer interface to give a man control over his paralyzed hand. <
How SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket might unlock the solar system—and beyond
With the first orbital test launch of Starship on the horizon, scientists are dreaming about what it might make possible— from trips to Neptune to planetary defense.
DeepMind says its new language model can beat others 25 times its size
RETRO uses an external memory to look up passages of text on the fly, avoiding some of the costs of training a vast neural network
The therapists using AI to make therapy better
Researchers are learning more about how therapy works by examining the language therapists use with clients. It could lead to more people getting better, and staying better.
What it will take to unleash the potential of geothermal power
Four new pilot plants funded by the US infrastructure bill could help expand the range of the “forgotten renewable.”
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