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Can we safely fix the DNA of human embryos in a lab dish?
It’s taken years of work and billions of dollars in venture funding to build a working mixed-reality headset for developers. Now what?
Coursera is unveiling a new machine learning tool to show companies what skills their employees are acquiring from its classes and their level of expertise.
Fake video clips made with artificial intelligence can also be spotted using AI—but this may be the beginning of an arms race.
These robotic limbs could someday help people work together when they’re far apart.
Augur lets people bet on events and pays whoever gets it right—so of course they’re wagering on the deaths of Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
A reinforcement-learning algorithm allows Dactyl to learn physical tasks by practicing them in a virtual-reality environment.
The US military agency is worried the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips with the end of Moore’s Law.
Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play a major role.
Harvard geoengineering researcher David Keith explains when to feed the trolls and when not to.
Researchers explore genetic “scores” that may predict educational success.
Stanford and Berkeley scientists found that suicides, as well as depressive language on Twitter, rise as temperatures do.
How DNA sequencing and new genetic drugs raise the chance we can cure any inherited disease.
Gene-editing technology is eyed as the next step in the quest to create cats that don’t make you sneeze.
It’s turning carbon credits into crypto-tokens—part of a scheme to create a massive marketplace of novel digital assets.
Its new open-source software will help developers experiment with the machines, including Google’s own super-powerful quantum processor.
The five best ways to detect fake social-media accounts.
This man’s quest to understand memory starts with obsessive bodycam recording and brain-wave tracking
By-products include striking short films that speed up and slow down along in response to body signals.
VR technology hasn’t been a hit with consumers, so companies are taking it everywhere from specially built arenas to airports.
Combining software with something the company calls “trusted hardware” will vastly expand what smart contracts can do.