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How Deep Learning Is Transforming Brain Mapping

Thanks to deep learning, the tricky business of making brain atlases just got a lot easier. Brain maps are all the rage these days. From...

This AI Uses Echolocation to Follow Your Every Move

Would you consent to a surveillance system that watches without video and listens without sound? If your knee-jerk reaction is “no!”, then “huh?” I’m with...

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

ROBOTICS This Freaky Robotic Fish Is Powered by 'Blood' George Dvorsky | Gizmodo "In an effort to create more autonomous, life-like robots, scientists have developed a soft...

Lab-Grown Dairy: The Next Food Frontier

Lab-grown meat is getting a lot of attention along with plant-based meat substitutes. Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced...

CRISPR in Russia: The World’s Next Gene-Edited Babies May Not Be Far Away

When Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had edited the genomes of two babies last November, he sparked an international outcry. Many feared he...

The Prickly Debate on Germline Gene Therapy, and Moving It Forward

In 2016, a healthy baby boy came screaming into the world in a Mexican clinic. Harboring DNA from three parents, the baby had had...

Inching Towards Abundant Water: New Progress in Desalination Tech

In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world’s first major city to run out of water. People lined...

The Rise of AI Art—and What It Means for Human Creativity

Artificially intelligent systems are slowly taking over tasks previously done by humans, and many processes involving repetitive, simple movements have already been fully automated....

Avatar Love? New ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Explores How VR Could Impact Relationships

This week, the widely-anticipated fifth season of the dystopian series Black Mirror was released on Netflix. The storylines this season are less focused on...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 15)

HEALTH Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood Emily Waltz | IEEE Spectrum "Tumor cells that spread cancer via the bloodstream face a new foe: a...

As Cars Become Increasingly Driverless, People Are Already Seeking Analogue Motoring Experiences

According to those in the industry, and researchers too, driverless cars will totally revolutionize the way we think about individual transport. They will change...

Graphene (With a Twist) Is Helping Scientists Understand Superconductors

Graphene is a highly unconventional substance. After all, how many other Nobel-Prize-winning breakthroughs are made by scientists messing around on a Friday night with...

SpaceX’s Starlink Launch and the Race for Global Internet Coverage

I saw two shooting stars last night I wished on them, but they were only satellites it’s wrong to wish on space hardware. – Billy Bragg There’s a...

What’s Behind the International Rush to Write an AI Rulebook?

There's no better way of ensuring you win a race than by setting the rules yourself. That may be behind the recent rush by...

Why Big Organizations Need to Hack Their Cultures to Become More Innovative

Big established companies know they must innovate to survive, but often fail to do so. Startups, meanwhile, are born innovating. While it's tempting to...

This Cool Artificial Reef Was Just Deployed in Sydney Harbor

Earth’s oceans have seen better days. They’re inundated with plastic waste, both whole single-use plastics and tons of plastic microparticles that find their way...

How to Deploy Tech Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenges at Scale

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door,” argued Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 19th century US lecturer, philosopher,...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 8)

ROBOTICS Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One Matt Simon | Wired "Seen from above, the scale of the system is dizzying. My robot,...

This Lab-Grown Patch Could Repair Your Heart After a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

5 Blockchain Breakthroughs Coming in the Next 5 Years

In almost every industry you can think of, blockchain is poised to cut out middlemen, dramatically improve transparency, and multiply the efficiency of countless...

New Findings From the Human Microbiome Project

What if the solution to our health problems is already inside our bodies? The human body is replete with billions of microbugs thriving on our...

DARPA’s New Project Is Investing Millions in Brain-Machine Interface Tech

When Elon Musk and DARPA both hop aboard the cyborg hypetrain, you know brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are about to achieve the impossible. BMIs, already the...

Revolt on the Horizon? How Young People Really Feel About Digital Technology

As digital technologies facilitate the growth of both new and incumbent organizations, we have started to see the darker sides of the digital economy...

A Closer Look at the Robots Helping Us Explore Space

Buck Rogers had Twiki. Luke Skywalker palled around with C-3PO and R2-D2. And astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) now have their own...

These $10 Sensor-Packed Gloves Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch

Machines are mastering vision and language, but one sense they're lagging behind on is touch. Now researchers have created a sensor-laden glove for just...

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