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This Robotic Chemist Does Over 600 Experiments a Week and Learns From Its Own...

AI is being widely applied to speed up the search for new drugs and new materials that could dramatically improve critical technologies like batteries...

Google Loon Is Now Beaming WiFi Down to Earth From Giant Balloons

Four years ago, three big tech companies had plans in the works to beam internet down to Earth from the sky, and each scenario...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 11)

GENETICS This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease Megan Molteni | Wired "Tessera has spent the past two years developing a new class of...

Why We Need Mass Automation to Pandemic-Proof the Supply Chain

The scale of goods moving around the planet at any moment is staggering. Raw materials are dug up in one country, spun into parts...

The 3D Printed Homes of the Future Are Giant Eggs on Mars

Last month, a 3D printed house that can float on a pontoon was unveiled in the Czech Republic. Last year, work started on a...

How Drones and Aerial Vehicles Could Change Cities

Drones, personal flying vehicles, and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis will...

How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines

Roughly 15 years ago, in a seeming prank, a pair of smiley faces graced the cover of Nature, one of the world’s preeminent science...

AI Behaving Badly: New Model Could Help AI Make More Ethical Choices

The ethics of AI is a hot topic at the minute, particularly with the ongoing controversies around facial recognition software. Now mathematicians have developed...

TuSimple’s Robot Big Rigs Will Automate Freight Coast to Coast

In 2016, an 18-wheeler jam-packed with cans of Budweiser made a beer run from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs—with no driver at the wheel. It...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 4)

VIRTUAL REALITY How Holographic Tech Is Shrinking VR Displays to the Size of Sunglasses Kyle Orland | Ars Technica "...researchers at Facebook Reality Labs are using holographic...

China and AI: What the World Can Learn and What It Should Be Wary...

China announced in 2017 its ambition to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. While the US still leads in absolute...

The Tour de France Is Going Virtual, and It Starts This Weekend

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we do things, big-time. The events, places, and activities we were used to enjoying have been canceled,...

A Highway to Smell: How Scientists Used Light to Incept Smell in Mice

I was on a panel a few weeks ago and realized I forgot to turn off the oven. Utterly mortified, I told my Zoom...

This Tiny House Is 3D Printed, Floats, and Will Last Over 100 Years

One of the world’s first 3D printed houses went up in China in 2016. At 400 square meters in size and 2 stories tall,...

New Report Predicts Tech Could Fuel an Age of Freedom—or Make Civilization Collapse

With rapid technological progress running headlong into dramatic climate change and widening inequality, most experts agree the coming decade will be tumultuous. But a...

Your Personal Data Is Worth Money. Andrew Yang Wants to Get You Paid

Contact tracing has been a somewhat controversial tool for fighting coronavirus in the US. American consumers wanted privacy to be preserved, so Apple and...

Why Bitcoin Will Be Crucial in Our Cashless Future

Cold, hard cash is king. But maybe not much longer. In many countries, cash transactions are all but disappearing. People pay with cash just 20...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 27)

AUTOMATION Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving—and Ride-Hailing Aarian Marshal | Wired "Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says his company wants to be the 'Amazon for transportation.'...

A Renaissance of Genomics and Drugs Is Extending Human Longevity

The causes of aging are extremely complex and unclear. But with longevity clinical trials increasing, more answers—and questions—are emerging than ever before. With the dramatic...

The World’s New Fastest Supercomputer Is an Exascale Machine for AI

Twice a year, the world’s fastest supercomputers take a test to see which is top of class. These hundred-million-dollar machines usually run on hundreds of...

Virtual Reality Has Been Boosted by Coronavirus—Here’s How to Avoid It Leading Us to...

American R&B star John Legend is doing a major live show on Thursday June 25 to promote his new album, Bigger Love. But can...

Scientists Used Dopamine to Seamlessly Merge Artificial and Biological Neurons

In just half a decade, neuromorphic devices—or brain-inspired computing—already seem quaint. The current darling? Artificial-biological hybrid computing, uniting both man-made computer chips and biological...

A New Startup Intends to Build the World’s First Large-Scale Quantum Computer

An ambitious plan to build a quantum computer the size of a soccer field could soon become a reality. A startup founded by the...

GE Will 3D Print the Bases of Wind Turbines Taller Than Seattle’s Space Needle

If you’ve seen a wind farm in action, you know modern wind turbines are pretty awe-inspiring—hulking giants all in a row, massive blades turning...

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 20)

ROBOTICS Boston Dynamics Will Now Sell Any Business Its Own Spot Robot for $74,500 James Vincent | The Verge "It’s a hefty price tag, equal to the...

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