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.”
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Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
The latest data-driven campaign pitches target you based on your personality, not just your demographics. But does such profiling work?
A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?
A sophisticated scanning radar the size of a paperback book could let drones far from their pilots detect and avoid other aircraft.
Data-capital tools are available to established companies and startups alike. The real trick: Determining which business activities generate the most valuable data.
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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.
A Secret Tool to Catch the Next VW-Style Emissions Cheat
New software spots anomalies in modified or hacked cars.
Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.
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.
by Will Knight
Recycling Workers Vie for Bonuses by Getting Robots to Do the Dirty Work
A software project has humans collaborating with robots to sort trash.
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.
by Will Knight
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Is There a Fountain of Youth in Our DNA?
Study of exceptionally healthy old people fails to trace their well-being to specific genes.
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