November 6-9, 2017

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Connectivity

Blockchains Use Massive Amounts of Energy—But There’s a Plan to Fix That

Making cryptocurrencies less energy-hungry will mean reengineering how blockchains work.

Connectivity

Google’s Pixel Buds Translate a Great Idea into Horrible Design

The earbuds are a swift translator when paired with a Pixel smartphone, but they’re uncomfortable and chunky.

Rewriting Life

UK Biobank Supercharges Medicine with Gene Data on 500,000 Brits

A database of DNA and health measurements is offering new clues into everything from who gets diabetes to who likes a pint of beer.

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Q&A with Tim Cook 02:24

Blood-Delivering Drones 04:23

Why I Left the Hospital System and Started Working in Telemedicine 04:03

Tracking Emotions Through Facial Expressions 03:16

Turning Flood Water into Drinking Water 03:27

Intelligent Machines

Big Problems, Big Data Solutions 26:21

Deb Roy discusses how insights gained from big data and machine learning can help us monitor the social impact of new technologies.

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