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Innovators Under 35 | 2017
August 16th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Our annual list of the young dreamers, tinkerers, and innovators that are creating technology’s future.
Eliminating the Human
August 15th, 2017, 05:38 PM
We are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other.
To Feed the World, Improve Photosynthesis
August 13th, 2017, 05:38 PM
By reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists hope to forestall devastating food shortages.
Can WeChat Thrive in the United States?
August 10th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Though the messaging app dominates in China, few Americans have even heard of it.
Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA
August 9th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Malware can be encoded into a gene and used to take over a computer program.
“Alexa, Understand Me”
August 8th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Voice-based AI devices aren’t just jukeboxes with attitude. They could become the primary way we interact with our machines.
Inside the Fall, and Rebirth, of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery Startup
August 7th, 2017, 05:38 PM
A China Titans affiliate bought the bankrupt storage startup Aquion and plans to sell its batteries directly to big grid operators.
A New Way to Reproduce
August 6th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?
A New Way to Reproduce
August 6th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?
A Smart Watch to Help Blind People Navigate
August 3rd, 2017, 05:38 PM
The sonar-equipped Sunu Band buzzes harder the closer an object is.
A Different Story from the Middle East: Entrepreneurs Building an Arab Tech Economy
August 2nd, 2017, 05:38 PM
Middle Eastern startups are overcoming cultural and other barriers to tap into a growing local taste for technology, from Bitcoin wallets to digital publishing.
A Different Story from the Middle East: Entrepreneurs Building an Arab Tech Economy
August 2nd, 2017, 05:38 PM
Middle Eastern startups are overcoming cultural and other barriers to tap into a growing local taste for technology, from Bitcoin wallets to digital publishing.
Biological Teleporter Could Seed Life Through Galaxy
August 1st, 2017, 05:38 PM
Starting with just a digital file, scientists manufactured the common flu virus.
Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds
July 31st, 2017, 05:38 PM
It’s hard to teach machines to use language. That’s why they should teach themselves instead.
These New Devices Promise to Fight Pain without Opioids
July 30th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Companies want to replace addictive painkillers and help people detox from opioids.
Tesla’s Model 3 Is a Long Way from Elon Musk’s Grand Goal
July 27th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Many things still need to change before electric vehicles can become a mainstream choice.
First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.
July 26th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos.
A Job Plan for Robots and Humans
June 27th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Melonee Wise’s startup Fetch Robotics employs about 50 people and more than 125 robots. She intends to create many more jobs for both.
The Unaffordable Urban Paradise
June 19th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.
Virtual Reality’s Missing Element: Other People
June 13th, 2017, 05:38 PM
VR can be the basis of a new communications industry if the technology becomes less insular and isolating.