Technology

From robotics and artificial intelligence to next-gen electronics and digital realities—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of various technologies.

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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/09/19/changing-weather-could-put-insurance-firms-out-of-business
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The Economist
Climate issue: The cost of comprehensive cover could become exorbitant, even as it is needed more than ever
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https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/singer-weaponization-social-media/
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Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Authors Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking explain how social media has emerged as a surprising -- and effective -- tool in modern warfare, in their new book.
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https://www.pcworld.com/article/2930152/nanteros-carbonnanotube-memory-could-replace-ssds-and-dram.html
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PC World
Nantero's new carbon-nanotube chips could replace DRAM, solid-state and hard drives in PCs, and bring more storage to wearables
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https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/xgqymn/exclusive-poll-80-of-young-voters-think-global-warming-is-a-major-threat-to-life-as-we-know-it
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Vice
And 19% of voters 18-29 vape.
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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/10/led-and-laser-wifi-replacement-can-boost-speeds-to-100-gigabits-per-second-without-interference.html
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Next Big Future
LED and Laser Wifi replacement can boost speeds to 100 gigabits per second without interference
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSvDkW8R_tQ&feature=youtu.be
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MoonSnack
Unplugged is an experimental documentary examining how intimacy and community have been affected in an increasingly digital age. It begs the question - How d...
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https://governmenttechnologyinsider.com/the-army-introduces-a-persistent-cyber-training-environment-to-prepare-cyber-warriors-for-the-future-battlespace/#.Xchz_jJKjOR
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Government Technology Insider
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https://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/would-you-enter-the-perfect-matrix-why-one-philosopher-says-you-wouldnt
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Big Think
Everybody wants to be happy, right? Who wouldn't try to get as many pleasurable experiences as they could? Well, if this philosopher is right. You wouldn't. 
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/nasa-is-bringing-back-cold-war-era-atomic-rockets-to-get-to-mars
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Bloomberg
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https://www.hhmi.org/news/how-to-rapidly-image-entire-brains-at-nanoscale-resolution
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HHMI
A powerful new technique combines expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy for nanoscale imaging of fly and mouse neuronal circuits and their molecular constituents that’s roughly 1,000 times faster than other methods.
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https://www.hku.hk/press/press-releases/detail/17808.html
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A research team led by scientists at AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invents a universal antibody d...
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https://www.dwavesys.com/press-releases/d-wave-systems-breaks-1000-qubit-quantum-computing-barrier
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Dwave
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https://www.enn.com/articles/57463-immunotherapy-kicks-kills-hiv-by-exploiting-a-common-virus
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ENN
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/solrogers/2019/02/05/seven-reasons-why-eye-tracking-will-fundamentally-change-vr/#4feb4de33459
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Forbes
GPU acceleration, deeper analytics, the ability to shoot laser beams from your eyes - just some of the benefits of eye-tracking in VR.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig_l8uMa1NU
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YouTube - VICE News
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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/the-high-tech-future-of-the-uterus/383232/
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The Atlantic
Following the recent success of the world's first uterus transplant, scientists are pursuing the new frontier of the bioengineered womb.
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http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/08/one-third-of-known-planets-may-be-enormous-ocean-worlds
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Astronomy
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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30609404/
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National Center for Biotechnology Information
Genomic sequencing is rapidly transitioning into clinical practice, and implementation into healthcare systems has been supported by substantial government investment, totaling over US$4 billion, in at least 14 countries. These national genomic-medicine initiatives are driving transformative change …
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https://www.talkhouse.com/sofar-sounds-concerts-community-controversy/
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Talkhouse
The company prides itself as a “global community” bringing artists and fans together; here, John Colpitts takes a look at its practices as a business.
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http://www.city-journal.org/html/if-you-build-it-14606.html
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City Journal
Among Bernie Sanders’s many proposals during his presidential run was a plan for Washington to spend $1 trillion on public infrastructure. Read more here.
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https://singularityhub.com/2017/01/08/you-can-now-wear-a-nanoscale-archive-of-1000-languages-around-your-neck/
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Singularity Hub