- The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop
Startup Hyperloop Technologies has started shooting magnetically levitated capsules along a track in Las Vegas to show off a radical idea for the future of freight and mass transit.
- In Global Shift, Poorer Countries Are Increasingly the Early Tech Adopters
In some corners of the world, the poorest populations are the first to benefit from new technologies that are improving health.
- Gene Therapy’s First Out-and-Out Cure Is Here
A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
- Injectable Gel Generates New Blood Vessels
An experimental treatment helps diabetic mice grow new blood vessels. It could offer new hope to people with vascular disease.
- Coffee Under Threat
Starbucks’s efforts to head off climate change and its impact on coffee bend to business realities.
- Carbon Dioxide Emissions Keep Falling in the U.S.
Despite continued economic growth, emissions in the U.S. are on a steady decline thanks in large part to cheap natural gas.
- To Make Fresh Water without Warming the Planet, Countries Eye Solar Power
Solar-powered desalination is ideal—if only the cost comes down. <
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The worst technology of 2021
Face filters, billionaires in space, and home-buying algorithms that overpay all made our annual list of technology gone wrong.
The radical intervention that might save the “doomsday” glacier
Researchers are exploring whether building massive berms or unfurling underwater curtains could hold back the warm waters degrading ice sheets.
In a further blow to the China Initiative, prosecutors move to dismiss a high-profile case
MIT professor Gang Chen was one of the most prominent scientists charged under the China Initiative, a Justice Department effort meant to counter economic espionage and national security threats.
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