- When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite
Feeling distracted and exhausted by constant connectivity? Maybe you need one more gadget.
- A Treasure-Hunting Ocean Robot
A submersible robot used to explore a 17th-century shipwreck shows how humans and machines might collaborate in other settings.
- The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is a Bust
The first gene therapy approved in the Western world costs $1 million and has been used just once. The doctor who tried it says the price is “absolutely too high.”
- IBM Inches Ahead of Google in Race for Quantum Computing Power
IBM believes it can demonstrate an experimental chip that will prove the power of quantum computers in just a few years.
- Why the World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Project May Never Succeed
As cost overruns and delays plague the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, fusion startups are raising more capital.
- A Secret Tool to Catch the Next VW-Style Emissions Cheat
New software spots anomalies in modified or hacked cars.
- The Nauseating Disappointment of Oculus Rift
Oculus’s VR headset can be thrilling, but will you buy it if some experiences make you sick and it’s hard to use for more than 20 minutes? <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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 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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