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Gene Drives Shown to Work in Wild Plants. They Could Wipe Out Weeds.

Henry Grabar has had enough battling knotweed. All he wanted was to build a small garden in Brooklyn—a bit of peace amid the cacophony...

How ‘Dune’ Became a Beacon for the Fledgling Environmental Movement—and a Rallying Cry for the New Science of Ecology

Dune, widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, continues to influence how writers, artists, and inventors envision the future. Of course,...

DARPA Is Engineering Light-Activated Drugs to Keep Pilots Alert

We’ve all been there: A tight deadline, an overnighter, and the next day we’re navigating life like zombies. For fighter pilots, the last step isn’t...

Google DeepMind’s AI Rat Brains Could Make Robots Scurry Like the Real Thing

Rats are incredibly nimble creatures. They can climb up curtains, jump down tall ledges, and scurry across complex terrain—say, your basement stacked with odd-shaped...

Electric Air Taxis Are on the Way: Quiet eVTOLs May Be Flying Passengers as Early as 2025

Imagine a future with nearly silent air taxis flying above traffic jams and navigating between skyscrapers and suburban droneports. Transportation arrives at the touch...

Gene-Edited Animal Organ Transplants Could Help End the Organ Donor Crisis

Thousands of people a year die while waiting for an organ transplant. Early experiments in xenotransplantation are raising hopes this could soon be a...

How Teams of AI Agents Working Together Could Unlock the Tech’s True Power

If you had to sum up what has made humans such a successful species, it’s teamwork. There’s growing evidence that getting AIs to work...

This MIT Device Maps the Human Brain With Unprecedented Resolution and Speed

A squishy, fatty, beige-colored organ covered with grooves and ridges, the brain doesn’t look all that impressive on the surface.  But hidden underneath are up...
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mRNA Cancer Vaccines Spark Renewed Hope as Clinical Trials Gain Momentum

When Angela received her first shot at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in early 2020, Covid-19 was months away. Far from a household name,...

AI Plus Gene Editing Promises to Shift Biotech Into High Gear

During her chemistry Nobel Prize lecture in 2018, Frances Arnold said, “Today we can for all practical purposes read, write, and edit any sequence...

Study Finds Self-Driving Cars Are Actually Safer Than Humans in Many (But Not All) Situations

Autonomous vehicles are understandably held to incredibly high safety standards, but it's sometimes forgotten that the true baseline is the often dangerous driving of...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 22)

FUTURE Ilya Sutskever Has a New Plan for Safe Superintelligence Ashlee Vance | Bloomberg "For the past several months, the question 'Where’s Ilya?' has become a common...

No, AI Doesn’t Mean Human-Made Music Is Doomed. Here’s Why.

Recently we have seen the launch of artificial intelligence programs such as SOUNDRAW and Loudly that can create musical compositions in the style of...

Researchers Say Chatbots ‘Policing’ Each Other Can Correct Some AI Hallucinations

Generative AI, the technology behind ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini, has a “hallucination” problem. When given a prompt, the algorithms sometimes confidently spit out impossible...

Here’s How Much Spaceflight Changes the Body’s Biology in Just Three Days

Hayley Arceneaux is hardly the picture of a traditional astronaut. The 32-year-old physician assistant has a metal rod inserted into her leg to replace...

What 70 Years of AI on Film Can Tell Us About the Human Relationship With Artificial Intelligence

In 2024, AI is making headlines daily. We may be aware of the science, but how do we imagine AI and our relationship to...

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