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California is throttling back record levels of solar—and that’s bad news for climate goals

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:18
Without big changes, the oversupply of renewables will stall efforts to overhaul the power sector.

The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:00
But DARPA’s technologists admit that it might be a losing battle.

Job of the future: Embalming your online persona

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:00
The woman organizing our messy digital lives to survive us.

Specialized chips are threatening to take over cryptocurrencies, and they look unstoppable

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:56
The Chinese firm Bitmain dominates the market for tailor-made mining hardware and shows no sign of slowing down.

The world’s first quantum software superstore—or so it hopes—is here

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:00
Zapata Computing plans to build the algorithms for companies that want to experiment with quantum computers

Subcutaneous Fitbits? These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:55
Livestock Labs is getting bio-monitors under cows’ skin in hopes of helping farmers spot disease earlier, and it wants to bring its tech to people, too.

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:00
A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.

A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:00
Biologist George Church says the idea is to live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old.

Google’s new tools will make your life more convenient—for a price

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 18:30
Don’t forget that forking over more and more of your data remains part of the bargain.

How uncertainty could help a machine hold a more eloquent conversation

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:00
AI startup Gamalon developed a clever new way for chatbots and virtual assistants to converse with us.

How can we be sure AI will behave? Perhaps by watching it argue with itself.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:15
Experts suggest that having AI systems try to outwit one another could help a person judge their intentions.

“Safety,” yes; “sorry,” no: What Mark Zuckerberg did—and didn’t—say in his F8 keynote

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:54
At Facebook’s annual developer conference, the social network’s CEO used a lot of familiar words to share a few new things.

Investigators searched a million people’s DNA to find Golden State serial killer

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:26
Operator of genealogy website claims “no knowledge” of police exploit on vast data set.

This startup hopes to keep barf bags out of self-driving cars

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:02
By filtering out road vibrations, ClearMotion can prevent carsickness in autonomous vehicles.

Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:00
If it were tried on a person, it might mean awakening in the ultimate sensory deprivation chamber.

The blockchain believers

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:00
What makes blockchain devotees so passionate about the technology? We sent reporters and photographers to two blockchain conferences to find out.

Let’s destroy Bitcoin

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:16
Three ways Bitcoin could be brought down, co-opted, or made irrelevant.

The problem with ICOs is that they’re called ICOs

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:00
Robleh Ali, former crypto specialist for the Bank of England, on why initial coin offerings are dangerous and how to make them more useful.

Is the crypto world sexist? That might be the wrong question.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:00
“Inclusion happens when people in power use that power to bring people in rather than keep people out.”

Sitting with the cyber-sleuths who track cryptocurrency criminals

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:00
Crypto­currency networks are turning out to be far less private than we thought, and forensic investigators are on the case.