- Q&A: Bill Gates
Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
- China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers
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. <
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions
The startup believes its bio-oil, once converted into syngas, could help clean up the dirtiest industrial sector.
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