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Immunotherapy Pioneer James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer
April 23rd, 2017, 01:07 PM
Why do most patients fail to respond to the newest cures?
When Even Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give a Diagnosis
April 20th, 2017, 01:07 PM
The technology has been touted as a powerful diagnostic tool, but it doesn’t provide answers to everyone.
Scientists Consider Brighter Clouds to Preserve the Great Barrier Reef
April 19th, 2017, 01:07 PM
As bleaching devastates the critical ecosystem for a second year in a row, marine scientists are getting desperate.
Blockchain’s Weak Spots Pose a Hidden Danger to Users
April 18th, 2017, 01:07 PM
An expert who is studying Bitcoin and blockchain technologies says those looking to commercialize them need to be aware of potentially dangerous technical issues.
The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Shaking Up Much More Than Money
April 18th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verify health records, and secure supply chains.
The Growing Case for Geoengineering
April 17th, 2017, 01:07 PM
As climate change accelerates, a handful of scientists are eager to move ahead with experiments testing ways to counteract warming artificially. Their reasoning: we just might get desperate enough to use this technology one day.
Treating Addiction with an App
April 16th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Using smartphone data and artificial intelligence to track and interpret behavior, a Chicago startup is attempting something extraordinary: predicting and preventing relapse into drug use.
Engineering the Perfect Astronaut
April 14th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Some scientists are thinking about what human space travelers will look like in the future. They might be extra-small and radiation-proof.
Facebook’s Perfect, Impossible Chatbot
April 13th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Facebook is quietly trying to develop the most useful virtual assistant ever, in a project that illustrates the current limitations of artificial intelligence.
Russian Disinformation Technology
April 12th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Russia’s reinvention of war exploits old techniques for a new century. Open-source citizen investigators are fighting back.
Russian Disinformation Technology
April 12th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Russia’s reinvention of war exploits old techniques for a new century. Open-source citizen investigators are fighting back.
Me and My Troll
April 11th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Years of unhappy interactions with an online commenter compelled the publisher of MIT Technology Review to rethink how his site hosts conversations.
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
April 10th, 2017, 01:07 PM
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
April 10th, 2017, 01:07 PM
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
We Need More Alternatives to Facebook
April 9th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?
Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs?
April 6th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Entrepreneurs are betting on apps that improve—or just replace—prescription medication.
Insurers Scramble to Put a Price on a Cyber Catastrophe
April 5th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Trying to estimate the maximum cost of a devastating cyber event before one actually happens.
Insurers Scramble to Put a Price on a Cyber Catastrophe
April 5th, 2017, 01:07 PM
Trying to estimate the maximum cost of a devastating cyber event before one actually happens.
A Robot with Its Head in the Cloud Tackles Warehouse Picking
April 4th, 2017, 01:07 PM
A dexterous new robotic gripper can manipulate unfamiliar objects, and it shares what it learns with a hive mind in the cloud.
Meet the Guys Who Sold “Neuralink” to Elon Musk without Even Realizing It
April 3rd, 2017, 01:07 PM
What’s in a name? Neuralink is a lot sweeter now that a billionaire is behind it.