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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Out-of-work truckers armed with “adversarial machine learning” could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Doctors Plan Bold Test of Gene Therapy on Boys with Muscular Dystrophy

How an unusual medical case in the 1990s provided a clue for how to treat a fatal muscle disease.

Posted on 17 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Growing Up with Alexa

What will it do to kids to have digital butlers they can boss around?

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

2017 Entrepreneurs | Innovators Under 35

Meet the people who are taking innovations like CRISPR and flexible electronics and turning them into businesses.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

2017 Inventors | Innovators Under 35

Creating the breakthroughs that will make everything from AI to solar power to heart valves more practical and essential.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

2017 Pioneers | Innovators Under 35

They’re bringing fresh and unexpected solutions to areas ranging from cancer treatment to Internet security to self-driving cars.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

Innovators Under 35 | 2017

Our annual list of the young dreamers, tinkerers, and innovators that are creating technology’s future.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 11:00 pm

Eliminating the Human

We are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other.

Posted on 16 August 2017 | 1:22 am

To Feed the World, Improve Photosynthesis

By reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists hope to forestall devastating food shortages.

Posted on 14 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Can WeChat Thrive in the United States?

Though the messaging app dominates in China, few Americans have even heard of it.

Posted on 11 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA

Malware can be encoded into a gene and used to take over a computer program.

Posted on 10 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

“Alexa, Understand Me”

Voice-based AI devices aren’t just jukeboxes with attitude. They could become the primary way we interact with our machines.

Posted on 9 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Inside the Fall, and Rebirth, of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery Startup

A China Titans affiliate bought the bankrupt storage startup Aquion and plans to sell its batteries directly to big grid operators.

Posted on 8 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A New Way to Reproduce

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?

Posted on 7 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A New Way to Reproduce

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?

Posted on 7 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A Smart Watch to Help Blind People Navigate

The sonar-equipped Sunu Band buzzes harder the closer an object is.

Posted on 4 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A Different Story from the Middle East: Entrepreneurs Building an Arab Tech Economy

Middle Eastern startups are overcoming cultural and other barriers to tap into a growing local taste for technology, from Bitcoin wallets to digital publishing.

Posted on 3 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A Different Story from the Middle East: Entrepreneurs Building an Arab Tech Economy

Middle Eastern startups are overcoming cultural and other barriers to tap into a growing local taste for technology, from Bitcoin wallets to digital publishing.

Posted on 3 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

A Job Plan for Robots and Humans

Melonee Wise’s startup Fetch Robotics employs about 50 people and more than 125 robots. She intends to create many more jobs for both.

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

The Unaffordable Urban Paradise

Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 4:00 pm