- Hacking a Desktop Printer to Make Batteries and Circuits
Want to make a smart coffee mug that signals “hot”? A customized printer can make the flexible circuits and supercapacitors you’ll need.
- Are Face Recognition Systems Accurate? Depends on Your Race.
The available evidence suggests that face matching systems don’t work equally well for different races.
- Robotic Stingrays Made with Rat Heart, Algae, and Plastic Fins
Scientists control the bionic fish with light.
- Merck Invests in RNA Startup to Target Cancer
If it works, mRNA therapy could provide a simple way to create customized cancer vaccines.
- Tesla’s Dubious Claims About Autopilot’s Safety Record
Figures from Elon Musk and Tesla Motors probably overstate the safety record of the company’s self-driving Autopilot feature compared to humans.
- Blood Tests That Spot Cancer DNA Offer “Quantitative Peace of Mind” for Survivors
A study shows that liquid biopsies can predict whether someone has been cured of colon cancer.
- The Internet of Things Could Keep Dirty Coal Plants in Business
Digitization promises lower annual emissions but could increase them over plants’ lifetimes.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
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