AI Drug Hunters Could Give Big Pharma a Run for Its Money
By Robert Langreth | Jul 15, 2019
Alphabet’s DeepMind cracked a problem that long vexed biologists, heating up a technological arms race in health care
Get More Out Of Feedback Loops With AI
By Arka Dhar | Jul 18, 2019
On a crisp winter morning in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history when they achieved the first powered flight.
Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik's Cube Without Human Help
By George Dvorsky | Jul 16, 2019
New research published this week in Nature Machine Intelligence describes DeepCubeA, a system capable of solving any jumbled Rubik’s Cube it’s presented with.
Brains scale better than CPUs. So Intel is building brains
By Jim Salter | Jul 16, 2019
The new Pohoiki Beach builds on the 2017 success of Intel's Loihi NPU.
Apollo 11's Infamous Landing Error Code 1202 Offers Earthly Lessons For Self-Driving Cars
By Lance Eliot | Jul 16, 2019
The 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 landing on the moon takes place on July 20, 2019.
Cracking my windshield and earning $10,000 on the Tesla Bug Bounty Program
By Sam Curry | Jul 14, 2019
One of the more interesting things I’ve had the opportunity to hack on is the Tesla Model 3.
Why "Moon Shot" Has No Place in the 21st Century(h/t Liz Geary)
By Alex Davies | Jul 16, 2019
Today’s challenges are vast and nebulous—and demand a different kind of ambition and approach. We need a new name for them.
Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2019
By Amy Feldman and Biz Carson | Jul 16, 2019
Each year for the past five, Forbes has searched the country for the 25 fast-growing, venture-backed startups most likely to reach $1 billion in value.
Amazon's incredible, vanishing cardboard box
By Lydia DePillis | Jul 16, 2019
Happy Amazon Prime week, the discount-fest that will clutter front stoops and front desks with packages bearing that ubiquitous smiling arrow.
House Prices and Median Household Income
By Calculated Risk | Jul 15, 2019
One of the metrics we'd like to follow is a ratio of house prices to incomes.
Climate Change Fills Storms With More Rain, Analysis Shows
By Kendra Pierre-Louis | Jul 11, 2019
When a tropical storm is approaching, its intensity or wind speed often gets the bulk of the attention.
California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change
By Robinson Meyer | Jul 16, 2019
"Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal."
Russia's permafrost is melting and it could have a devastating global effect
By Emma Charlton | Jul 16, 2019
An environmental vicious circle is taking hold in Russia and other parts of the Arctic as permafrost – the frozen ground beneath a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere and almost 20% of Earth’s landmass – thaws.
Bitcoin And Crypto Suddenly Branded A "National Security Issue"
By Billy Bambrough | Jul 16, 2019
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been thrown into the limelight over recent months by social media giant Facebook's plans to launch its own private cryptocurrency next year, with much of the attention negative.
Facebook answers how Libra taxes & anti-fraud will work
By John Constine | Jul 12, 2019
Facebook provided TechCrunch with new information on how its cryptocurrency will stay legal amidst allegations from President Trump that Libra could facilitate "unlawful behavior."
Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?
By Martin Giles | Jul 12, 2019
The race is on to create new ways to protect data and communications from the threat posed by super-powerful quantum computers.
The Window To Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing
By Lily Hay Newman | Jul 10, 2019
In the wake of jarring revelations about how United States law enforcement agencies have deployed facial recognition, Congress seemed, for a moment, galvanized to act.
Your dataset is a giant inkblot test
By Cassie Kozyrkov | Jul 17, 2019
The danger of apophenia in analytics and what you can do about it
Is the Butterfly Effect Real?
By Daniel Kolitz | Jul 15, 2019
Is the 2004 Ashton Kutcher vehicle The Butterfly Effect a good movie? Definitely not, no—but try telling that to me at age thirteen