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Future of Food: Four Myths About Vertical Farming Debunked by an Expert

Vertical farms look high-tech and sophisticated, but the premise is simple—plants are grown without soil, with their roots in a solution containing nutrients. This...

AI Unearths Nearly a Million Potential Antibiotics to Take Out Superbugs

Humans and bacteria are in a perpetual war. For most of history, bacteria won. Before 1928, a simple scrape on the knee, a cut when...

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FUTURE The CEO of Zoom Wants AI Clones in Meetings Nilay Patel | The Verge "Like virtually every other company, Zoom now has a big investment in...

New ‘Aging Clock’ Predicts the Maximum Lifespan of 348 Mammals Including Humans

In 1997, Jeanne Calment passed away at the age of 122 and a half. The longest living human documented to date, she pushed the...

The First Soil Sample From the Far Side of the Moon Is Headed Home on China’s Chang’e-6

The mysterious far side of the moon is a challenging target for space missions. But China has now completed its second successful touchdown and...

This MIT Chatbot Simulates Your ‘Future Self.’ It’s Here to Help You Make Better Decisions.

Chatbots are now posing as friends, romantic partners, and departed loved ones. Now, we can add another to the list: Your future self. MIT Media...

Scientists Smashed a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid. Here’s What They’re Learning From the Aftermath.

On a fall evening in 2022, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory were busy with the final stages of a planetary...

Human-Like ‘Bio-Skin’ Gives Robots a Much More Nuanced Sense of Touch

In the middle of the night, when stumbling into the kitchen for a glass of water, I rely on touch. Even in the dark,...
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI Says It Has Begun Training a New Flagship AI Model Cade Metz | The New York Times "The San Francisco startup, which is one...

Scientists Just Inched Closer to Lab-Made Human Eggs and Sperm

We all know the drill for reproduction—sperm meets egg. For the past decade, scientists have been pushing the boundaries of where the two halves come...

Researchers Say Quantum Computers Could Scale Fast With Modular Design

Quantum computers could solve some of the world's most challenging problems, but only if we can make them big enough. A new modular design...

Breaking Into AI’s Black Box: Anthropic Maps the Mind of Its Claude Large Language Model

The opaque inner workings of AI systems are a barrier to their broader deployment. Now, startup Anthropic has made a major breakthrough in our...

A One-Shot Remedy for Asthma? New Study in Mice Paves the Way

Imagine trying to breathe through a plastic bag. You struggle. Your heart starts to race. Your head gets dizzy. And all you did was...

Vaccines Have Saved 150 Million Children Over the Last 50 Years

By the time you finish reading this, around 30 children will have been saved thanks to vaccines.1 Over the last 50 years, that adds up...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 25)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Pocket-Sized AI Models Could Unlock a New Era of Computing Will Knight | Wired "When ChatGPT was released in November 2023, it could only be...

This Device Zaps the Spinal Cord to Give Paralyzed People Use of Their Hands Again

Melanie Reid was 52 years old when she hopped onto her horse, fell, and broke her neck. The resulting injury paralyzed her body below...

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