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Will AI Be Fashion Forward—or a Fashion Flop?
September 15, 2019

Will AI Be Fashion Forward—or a Fashion Flop? . The narrative that often accompanies most stories about artificial intelligence these days is how machines will disrupt any number of industries, from healthcare to transportation. It makes sense. Afte...

Augmented 2030: the Apps, Headsets, and Lenses Getting Us There
September 13, 2019

Augmented 2030: the Apps, Headsets, and Lenses Getting Us There . Today, adults in the US spend over 11 hours a day looking at screens. That counts for more than a third of our livelihoods. Yet even though they serve as a portal to 90 percent of our media

How a Mysterious Manuscript Keeps Confounding AI
September 12, 2019

How a Mysterious Manuscript Keeps Confounding AI . Playbook for the Cult of Isis, herbal health instructions, details of the benefits of therapeutic bathing, or a written history of speaking in tongues. Confused? Probably, but not as much as most are w...

New Hybrid Brain Map Reveals How Neurons Connect
September 11, 2019

New Hybrid Brain Map Reveals How Neurons Connect . Projects that map the billions of connections within entire brains have always had a tinge of grandiosity. Yet to connectomists, these projects aren’t just the key to cracking the brain’s ultimate myst...

How an AI Startup Designed a Drug Candidate in Just 46 Days
September 09, 2019

How an AI Startup Designed a Drug Candidate in Just 46 Days. Discovering a new drug can take decades, billions of dollars, and untold man hours from some of the smartest people on the planet. Now a startup says it's taken a significant step towards speedi

Lab-Grown Minibrains Show Activity Similar to Babies' Brains
September 08, 2019

Lab-Grown Minibrains Show Activity Similar to Babies' Brains. Neurons are a collective bunch. Although each neuron receives, processes, and passes on information individually, the electrical spikes only make sense when melded together in waves of oscillat

Build a Wall? A Wild Geoengineering Idea to Save the Glaciers
September 05, 2019

Build a Wall? A Wild Geoengineering Idea to Save the Glaciers. The seas are rising--currently at a rate of 3.3 millimeters per year, for a total of perhaps 240 millimeters since the industrial era began. Around a third of the rise so far has been due to t

Cellular Computers Get a Boost with CRISPR
September 04, 2019

Cellular Computers Get a Boost with CRISPR. Cancer's impenetrable secrets partly rely on its mysterious molecular history. As cells turn to the dark side, a whirlwind of DNA changes gradually accumulate. Like flipping multiple interlinked light ...

Silicon Is Reaching its Limits. Up Next: Carbon Nanotubes
September 03, 2019

Silicon Is Reaching its Limits. Up Next: Carbon Nanotubes. Silicon has powered the information age, but it's reaching its physical limits. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hold a lot of promise as a replacement if we can get around some key obstacles--and the desi

Where Is Everyone? 4 Possible Explanations for the Fermi Paradox
September 02, 2019

Where Is Everyone? 4 Possible Explanations for the Fermi Paradox. As we go on with our everyday lives, it's very easy to forget about the sheer size of the universe. The Earth may seem like a mighty place, but it's practically a grain within a grain of sa