Meet Hyperloop’s Chinese Competitor
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Attempts to lose weight more effectively by choosing food tailored to your genes may be a fruitless endeavor. So says an $8 million study into the concept.
The social network is working with economists to throw light on America’s widening income gap.
Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s a reasonable question—some of our picks haven’t yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the...Read the full story →
Pyongyang has a surprisingly powerful cyber-espionage team at its disposal, according to a new report.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, some mines known to use child labor are benefiting from the electrification of our economy.
Backstory: The world wants lithium-ion batteries. But one of their key ingredients, cobalt, is in short supply. That makes… Read more
By building up pretend propaganda empires, can we learn how news is weaponized against us?
The game: Players of the new video game Bad News, which has been built by a team of academics and journalists, must win social-media fans, bend the truth, and… Read more
The world’s most powerful rocket may be good for more commercial missions than Mars supply trips. One astronomer says it could open access to lots of asteroids on which humans could strike it rich mining metals.
Backstory: Earlier this month, SpaceX… Read more
Permission to excavate in the city could be a first step to building an East Coast Hyperloop—or just an expensive folly.
Indictments against Russia reveal the nation’s skills at creating chaos online, and it’s unclear if Big Tech can yet fight off another onslaught.