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Forget about VR in the living room; this summer it’s on waterslides and in arcades

VR technology hasn’t been a hit with consumers, so companies are taking it everywhere from specially built arenas to airports.

Posted on 14 July 2018 | 1:30 am

Meet Oasis Labs, the blockchain startup Silicon Valley is buzzing about

Combining software with something the company calls “trusted hardware” will vastly expand what smart contracts can do.

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 3:03 am

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

The state leading the clean-energy charge could wind up importing coal power from Wyoming.

Posted on 12 July 2018 | 3:04 am

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

The two countries are vying to create an exascale computer that could lead to significant advances in many scientific fields.

Posted on 11 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

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

A new analysis shows how the cost of securing Bitcoin will constrain its growth.

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 9:30 am

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

A new analysis shows how the cost of securing Bitcoin will constrain its growth.

Posted on 7 July 2018 | 9:30 am

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

Martine Rothblatt wants to end transplant shortages with 3-D-printed lungs.

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

35 Innovators Under 35

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.

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 2:00 am

35 Innovators Under 35

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.

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 2:00 am

Gary Reback: Technology’s trustbuster

Big-money politics is making it harder than ever to tame Big Tech.

Posted on 28 June 2018 | 12:30 am

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

Shared autonomous vehicles could transform American cities built around car ownership.

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

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

Shared autonomous vehicles could transform American cities built around car ownership.

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

Confessions of an accidental job destroyer

Behind every piece of automation is a human who made it happen.

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

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

A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

Posted on 20 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

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

Potential pitfalls include putting the military in charge and spraying too much money around.

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 6:30 am

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

Artificial intelligence is offering an amazing opportunity to increase prosperity, but whether or not ­we will seize it is our choice.

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

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

CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 6:31 am

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

CATL’s stock has shot up since it raised nearly $1 billion in an IPO to build more lithium-ion battery plants.

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 6:31 am

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

Copying the features of a neural network in silicon might make machine learning more usable on small devices like smartphones.

Posted on 13 June 2018 | 12:53 am

The world’s most powerful supercomputer is tailor made for the AI era

The technology used to build America’s new Summit machine will also help us make the leap to exascale computing.

Posted on 9 June 2018 | 4:00 am