• Dueling

    Aug 27, 2018

    Dueling Neural Networks

    Artificial intelligence is getting very good at identifying things: show it a million pictures, and it can tell you with uncanny accuracy which ones depict a pedestrian crossing a street.

  • QuantumLeap

    Aug 24, 2018

    Materials' Quantum Leap

    The prospect of powerful new quantum computers comes with a puzzle. They'll be capable of feats of computation inconceivable with today's machines, but we haven't yet figured out what we might do with those powers.

  • Genetics

    Aug 22, 2018

    Genetic Fortune-Telling

    One day, babies will get DNA report cards at birth. These reports will offer predictions about their chances of suffering a heart attack or cancer, of getting hooked on tobacco, and of being smarter than average.

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    Aug 20, 2018

    Perfect Online Privacy

    True internet privacy could finally become possible thanks to a new tool that canFor instancelet you prove you're over 18, without revealing your date of birth, or prove you have enough money in the...

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    Aug 17, 2018

    Zero-Carbon Natural Gas

    The world is probably stuck with natural gas as one of our primary sources of electricity for the foreseeable future. Cheap and readily available, it now accounts for more than 30 percent of US electricity and 22 percent of...

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    Aug 15, 2018

    Pixel Earbuds

    In the cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you slide a yellow Babel fish into your ear to get translations in an instant. In the real world, Google has come up with an interim solution: a pair...

  • ArtificialEmbryo

    Aug 13, 2018

    Artificial Embryos

    In a breakthrough that redefines how life can be created, embryologists working at the University of Cambridge in the UK have grown realistic-looking mouse embryos using only stem cells. No egg. No sperm. Just cells plucked from another...

  • QuaysideCity

    Aug 10, 2018

    Sensing City

    Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out everyone except the super-wealthy. A new project in Toronto, called Quayside, is hoping to change that pattern of failures by rethinking...