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California’s plan to integrate the West Coast grid is a great idea – that could easily backfire

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:04
The state leading the clean energy charge could wind up importing coal power from Wyoming.

The US may have just pulled even with China in the race to build supercomputing’s next big thing

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
The two countries are vying to build an exascale computer that could lead to significant advances in many scientific fields.

Bitcoin’s inherent economics could keep it from ever being very important

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:30
A new analysis shows how the cost of securing Bitcoin will constrain its growth.

Inside the effort to print lungs and breathe life into them with stem cells

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:00
Martine Rothblatt wants to end transplant shortages with 3-D-printed lungs.

35 Innovators Under 35

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00
Better gene editing. Cheaper solar cells. Stretchable electronics. And smarter robots. Meet Jonas Cleveland, CEO of COSY, and the rest of our 2018 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.

Gary Reback: Technology’s trustbuster

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:30
Big-money politics is making it harder than ever to tame Big Tech.

Tierra y libertad

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:30
Science fiction: a robot rebellion in the pistachio fields.

Phoenix will no longer be Phoenix if Waymo’s driverless-car experiment succeeds

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:00
Shared autonomous vehicles could transform American cities built around car ownership.

Confessions of an accidental job destroyer

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:00
Behind every piece of automation is a human who made it happen.

This is how the robot uprising finally begins

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 07:00
AI and robotics have been separate fields up to now. Combining them could transform manufacturing and warehousing— and take AI to the next level.

Rebuilding Germany’s centuries-old vocational program

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:00
The Ausbildung is widely touted as an example other countries should follow. But it’s struggling to keep up with technological change.

Why robots helped Donald Trump win

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:00
Toledo has more robots per worker than any other US city. They’re producing a healthy economy—and lots of anxiety.

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:00
A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:00
A Canadian province is giving people a basic income, no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

It’s time to rein in the data barons

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:00
Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts to restrain their market power. But for the sake of our collective prosperity and our personal privacy, it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.

Keeping America first in quantum computing means avoiding these five big mistakes

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:30
Potential pitfalls include putting the military in charge and spraying too much money around.

From rust belt to robot belt: Turning AI into jobs in the US heartland

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:00
Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not ­we will seize it is our choice.

This company tames killer robots

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
Artificial intelligence can turn the most dangerous industrial robots into gentle giants, and that could transform manufacturing.

China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:31
CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:53
Copying the features of a neural network in silicon might make machine learning more usable on small devices like smartphones.