- Airplanes Are Getting Lighter Thanks to 3-D-Printed Parts
A rapid increase in sales of 3-D printers that make metal parts may just be the beginning of a surge in additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry.
- How to Prevent a Plague of Dumb Chatbots
The best (and least annoying) chatbots will be those that recognize their limitations and occasionally turn to humans for help.
- How First Solar Is Avoiding the Industry’s Turmoil
The Arizona company is betting that cadmium telluride solar cells could leave silicon in the dust.
- Who Approved the Genetically Engineered Foods Coming to Your Plate? No One.
Uncertainty about future regulations clouds the future of agricultural biotechnology in the U.S.
- Magic Leap Has a Headset, but Its Technology Is Still Mysterious
The augmented-reality startup has raised over a billion dollars from investors, but it still isn’t saying how its technology really works.
- New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Ceramic Parts
A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts.
- Why Intel’s Job Cuts May Be Just the Beginning
The once-dominant chipmaker is cutting 12,000 workers, and several emerging technological trends may cause even more difficulty. <
Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever
The city wants to get right what Sidewalk Labs got so wrong.
Chinese gamers are using a Steam wallpaper app to get porn past the censors
Wallpaper Engine has become a haven for ingenious Chinese users who use it to smuggle adult content as desktop wallpaper. But how long can it last?
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
The US military wants to understand the most important software on Earth
Open-source code runs on every computer on the planet—and keeps America’s critical infrastructure going. DARPA is worried about how well it can be trusted
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