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Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines?
- The Key to Repairing Your Bones May Come Out of a Printer
Customized, printed orthopedic implants could be the future. In the meantime, the new manufacturing method is helping companies cut costs.
- Three Decades On, Chernobyl’s Specter Haunts Nuclear Power
More nuclear plants could combat climate change, but safety concerns plague the industry—fairly or not.
- Do We Deserve Total Digital Privacy?
A quarter-century ago, a “protracted battle” over encryption began between law enforcement and civil-rights activists.
- Nokia’s Move into Connected Gadgets May Prove Prescient
Nokia is paying $191 million for Withings, a company that makes health and fitness gadgets, and it sounds like a smart move.
- Twitter’s Artificial Intelligence Knows What’s Happening in Live Video Clips
Twitter has been developing technology that automatically recognizes what’s happening in live video, a step toward sophisticated recommendations. <
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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