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Study of exceptionally healthy old people fails to trace their well-being to specific genes.
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Neural networks have mastered the ability to label things in images, and now they’re learning to tell stories from a set of photos.
The latest data-driven campaign pitches target you based on your personality, not just your demographics. But does such profiling work?
A company that powers two million websites is switching on a major upgrade to the protocol that underpins the Web.
The concept of data capital is increasingly critical for recognizing potential ‘digital disruptors’ in the marketplace.
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Once More Unto the Breach: What It Takes to Defeat Cyberattackers
Cyberattacks are a fact of life across the world, as intruders breach more and more organizations each day. Why are we so vulnerable? And what can we do to make our systems more secure?
Crisis Communication After an Attack
If there’s one area where organizations stumble when responding to breaches, it’s in keeping stakeholders informed. Doing that job well starts well before cybercriminals come calling.
Robot Spiders Weave Products from Plastic in a New Spin on 3-D Printing
Siemens is testing teams of creepy-crawly 3-D-printing robots. Their descendants might make manufacturing lines far more efficient.
Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.
Larry Page Punts on a Chance to Explain Alphabet’s Woes
Google’s founders chose not to pen the company’s annual letter for the first time in 12 years, leaving investors in the dark about Alphabet’s moon shot strategies.
by Tom Simonite
Elon Musk May Go to Mars, but Would You?
Don’t bet against SpaceX’s ability to land a capsule on Mars. But colonization probably remains further off than it seems.
Here’s How TV Might Change if the Cable Box Goes Away
The technology already exists to give third-party apps and devices access to cable content. The question is whether the cable companies will support it.
by Mike Orcutt
May 23-24, 2016
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A drug company says economic sticks, not just carrots, are needed to fix the reproducibility crisis in science.
Flexible sheet-like lenses could lead to cameras that wrap around your car—or just about anything else.
Materials scientists have studied the mechanical properties of 3-D-printed materials while ignoring their electrical properties. That looks set to change.
More nuclear plants could combat climate change, but safety concerns plague the industry—fairly or not.
Nokia is paying $191 million for Withings, a company that makes health and fitness gadgets, and it sounds like a smart move.
NASA says it could study features the size of Central Park on distant exoplanets by using the sun as a giant gravity lens.
Why Apple needs to make some concessions to rights and interests beyond privacy.
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?
From the latest smartphones to advances in quantum computing, the hardware behind today's digital age is rapidly changing.
Do We Deserve Total Digital Privacy?
A quarter-century ago, a “protracted battle” over encryption began between law enforcement and civil-rights activists.
The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster
The same theory that explains the puzzling fly-by anomalies could also explain how the controversial EmDrive produces thrust.
New 3-D Printing Technique Makes Ceramic Parts
A new way of making these tough materials could be a key step in producing better airplane engines and long-lasting machine parts.