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 2021-07-23 08:00 

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Is the UK's pingdemic good or bad? Yes....

A covid surge was meant to be the moment that digital contact tracing apps finally came into their own. So why are so many Britons turning sour on the technology?...

 2021-07-22 15:00 

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DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science...

The company has already used its protein-folding AI, AlphaFold, to generate structures for the human proteome, as well as yeast, fruit flies, mice, and more....

 2021-07-21 15:00 

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An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too...

Their complex reproduction has made it hard for scientists to apply the gene-editing tool—until now....

 2021-07-21 11:00 

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Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools...

The US federal agency charged with fighting employment discrimination has no plans to investigate the technology on its own....

 2021-07-21 09:00 

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Review: Why Facebook can never fix itself...

In An Ugly Truth, reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang reveal Facebook's fundamental flaws through a detailed account of its years between two US elections....

 2021-07-21 06:10 

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Podcast: Playing the job market...

AI hiring tools pose risks to workforce equality...

 2021-07-20 18:00 

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Blue Origin takes its first passengers to space...

Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic have very different approaches to the same business....

 2021-07-20 16:01 

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How Zello keeps people in the loop during South Africa's unrest...

The "walkie-talkie" app is fast evolving from a 911 replacement to a neighborhood communication app....

 2021-07-20 11:00 

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Cities are scrambling to prevent flooding...

Stormwater pipes, pumps, and other infrastructure aren't built for intense storms fueled by climate change....

 2021-07-19 19:42 

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What the latest Pegasus spyware leaks tell us...

New documents show journalists and activists are being surveilled using the tools built by secretive Israeli security company NSO....

 2021-07-19 18:35 

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Why NASA should visit Pluto again...

New Horizons brought Pluto into the public eye, but a proposed new mission would give us a closer look....

 2021-07-19 14:28 

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MIT Technology Review names Mat Honan its new Editor in Chief...

Honan brings a track record of building and running award-winning digital reporting teams to storied, 122-year-old MIT Technology Review...

 2021-07-19 11:30 

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Work, reinvented: Tech innovation will drive the office evolution...
 2021-07-19 11:30 

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Work, reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution...

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration....

 2021-07-18 13:39 

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Why England's sudden lifting of covid restrictions is a massive gamble...

England is fully reopening as cases rapidly rise....

 2021-07-18 10:00 

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Is 57 a prime number? There's a game for that....

The online computer game "Is this prime?" tests a player's knowledge of prime numbers—and just surpassed 2,999,999 attempts. Give it a whirl....

 2021-07-16 08:24 

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How to mend your broken pandemic brain...

Life under covid has messed with our brains. Luckily, they were designed to bounce back....

 2021-07-15 10:00 

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Welcome to the Tokyo Olympics, where public health, money, and politics collide...

Covid at the Olympics is inevitable. The games are happening anyway—and organizers hope to prevent a surge....

 2021-07-15 09:01 

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Pfizer wants to give you a booster shot—but experts say it's too soon...

Many experts say it's too soon for a booster when the vaccines work, and much of the world still hasn't had its first shot yet....

 2021-07-14 21:37 

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Facebook drops funding for interface that reads the brain...

The company's research into a mind-reading device is over, for now. Some scientists said it was never possible anyway....

 2021-07-14 10:00 

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The lurking threat to solar power's growth...

Plummeting sunny day solar prices are undermining the economic case to build more solar farms and putting climate goals at risk....

 2021-07-13 15:28 

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The world's biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internet...

The shutdown comes one day before US and Russian officials meet to talk about the ransomware crisis....

 2021-07-13 11:00 

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Why I'm a proud solutionist...

History teaches us how to be brutally honest about a problem and yet optimistic for a technological solution....

 2021-07-13 09:30 

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Welcome to TikTok's endless cycle of censorship and mistakes...

TikTok bugs keep frustrating the app's marginalized users. It's a familiar problem....

 2021-07-13 08:39 

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Here's what we know about kids and long covid...

Children who contract covid-19 can have symptoms that persist for weeks or even months, but it's not clear how frequently this occurs or which kids are at risk....

 2021-07-12 16:51 

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Cybersecurity can protect data. How about elevators?...

The enterprise attack surface is broad—sensors, devices, and cloud services connected to facilities and real estate. That leaves companies vulnerable, but AI can help....

 2021-07-12 11:32 

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Richard Branson just flew to the edge of space. Here's what it means for space travel....

Can anything worthwhile come out of the childish race among billionaires to be first?...

 2021-07-10 12:00 

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How hot is too hot for the human body?...

Climate change is bringing extreme heat and testing the limits of what people can tolerate....

 2021-07-09 18:15 

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Electric trucks can go the (short) distance...

To electrify the entire industry, battery technology and charging infrastructure would have to improve....

 2021-07-09 15:11 

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AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and they're ready to hire...

A new wave of startups are using deep learning to build synthetic voice actors for digital assistants, video-game characters, and corporate videos....

 2021-07-08 18:00 

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Bats' brains are built for navigation...

New research suggests bats maintain awareness of their past, present, and future positions to find their way around....

 2021-07-08 11:00 

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Inside the FBI, Russia, and Ukraine's failed cybercrime investigation...

Russia and Ukraine promised to cooperate and help catch the world's most successful hackers. But things didn't quite go to plan....

 2021-07-08 10:00 

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Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction...

Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions....

 2021-07-07 22:00 

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Climate change made the record-shattering Northwest heat wave 150 times more likely...

The event burst some all-time highs by nearly 5 C, raising troubling questions....

 2021-07-07 17:40 

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New research maps the boundary of Earth's heliosphere...

Scientists charted the bubble of solar winds that protects our planet, and more solar exploration missions are on the way....

 2021-07-07 11:00 

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We tested AI interview tools. Here's what we found....

One gave our candidate a high score for English proficiency when she spoke only in German....

 2021-07-07 10:20 

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Podcast: Want a job? The AI will see you now...

AI-based job interviews surged during the pandemic and are here to stay....

 2021-07-06 10:00 

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We tried out the first statewide vaccine passport...

When we tested New York's Excelsior Pass, we found privacy concerns, technical glitches, and questions over who it's really for....

 2021-07-05 10:00 

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What went so wrong with covid in India? Everything....

There's no single reason for India's catastrophic covid surge. Instead, it's the result of basic mistakes and callous technocratic failures....

 2021-07-02 10:00 

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Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem?...

An attempt at tackling the intractable Collatz conjecture is a "noble failure" demonstrating the promise of automated reasoning techniques....

 2021-07-01 18:00 

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The fracking boom is over. Where did all the jobs go?...

Fracking created startlingly few jobs in Appalachia, and most of them no longer exist....

 2021-07-01 16:28 

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Rebalancing the data economy: Startups for a restart...

A growing number of startups are forming to help empower citizens, organizations, and governments to gain more control over their data....

 2021-07-01 09:00 

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Your guide to what's happening with vaccine passports in the US...

The world is debating vaccine passports. We're keeping track of what you really need to know....

 2021-06-30 15:43 

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What being a physician taught one astronaut about living in space...

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has zigzagged between many different career paths, and they've all uniquely colored his astronaut experience....

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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Why it's so hard to make tech more diverse...

Tracy Chou, a member of our 2017 Innovators Under 35 list, reflects on the obstacles she's encountered as a tech entrepreneur....

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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Why Generation Z falls for online misinformation...

We can all learn from how today's young people evaluate truth online....

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore's Law...

A shortage of microchips threatens to slow the decades of innovation fueled by the promise of ever faster, cheaper computing power....

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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Online activism: a year in review...

Social movements looked different during the pandemic. Here's how four activists kept the pressure on....

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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China's path to modernization has, for centuries, gone through my hometown...

Generations of Chinese intellectuals sought Western science and technology to build a strong homeland. In a new era of US-China rivalry, has their dream come true?...

 2021-06-30 11:00 

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Tech's new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago...

Workers across the tech industry are trying out a variety of techniques to pressure their employers to make change. Some may fail, but the movement won't....

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