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Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery startup founded in 2011 by a former Tesla engineer, announced on May 3 plans for a new plant based in the United States that will mass-produce material for low-cost next-generation batteries with a longer range and...
Report shows environmental organizations take money from wind power companies, raising questions about their independence and objectivity.
The United States said it tested a hypersonic missile successfully for the second time, just weeks after Russia’s Defense Ministry said it fired such a weapon in Ukraine. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) confirmed the hypersonic test in a Tuesday news release. The...
CEOs of some of the major U.S. airlines on Monday warned that the nation’s commerce will essentially “grind to a halt” and there will be “significant operation disruptions” to air passengers if 5G C-band technology is not deployed in a safe manner around airports. It...
It’s that time of year again! With 2021 behind us, we’re going down memory lane to highlight biotech innovations that shaped the year—with impact that will likely reverberate for many years to come. Covid-19 dominated the news, but science...
Verizon and AT&T said on Monday that they have voluntarily agreed to further delay the rollout of their next-generation 5G wireless technology at the request of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The agreement comes after both companies on Sunday rejected a request by the...
Amazon services such as the popular voice assistant Alexa and Ring smart-doorbell unit were down, leaving some people locked out of their homes Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners also went offlineAmazon and all of its services crashed across the globe for seven...
Rapid advances in large-scale connectomics are beginning to spotlight the importance of individual variations in the neural circuitry. They also highlight the limitations of “wiring diagrams” alone. Last summer a group of Harvard University neuroscientists and Google engineers released the first...
Two new books offer a single choice: merge with machines or be left behind Artificial intelligence operates on a different plane than human reason. As described by various futurists and technologists, AI is literally an “alien mind.” In advanced artificial neural networks, the modes...
The idea of artificial intelligence overthrowing humankind has been talked about for many decades, and in January 2021, scientists delivered their verdict on whether we'd be able to control a high-level computer super-intelligence. The answer? Almost definitely not. The catch is that controlling...
AI-designed Xenobots reveal entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine (BURLINGTON, Vermont) – To persist, life must reproduce. Over billions of years, organisms have evolved many ways of replicating, from budding plants to sexual animals to invading viruses. Now...
As every aspect of modern life becomes more and more digitized, not just the economies of nations, but their sovereign influence will rely more and more on their command of technology, and especially the emerging technology of artificial intelligence (AI). In the 21st-century...
We are digitally tagged, tracked, and fed into the algorithmic mill, and its only for the moment that we have a choice about being surveilled.
The political philosopher's arguments are summarized in "Defying the Data Priests" at The New Atlantis Last summer saw a wave of enthusiasm for anti-trust legislation against Big Tech. One of the most eloquent conservative cases for breaking up this “classic...