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  • newThis Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 15)
    COMPUTING A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into Text John Timmer | Wired “In early experiments, a paralyzed man with implants in his premotor cortex typed 90 characters per minute—by envisioning he was writing by hand. …[This…
    - 19 hours ago 15 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • Toyota Is Building a Futuristic Prototype City Powered by Hydrogen
    Most of the focus for making self-driving cars a widespread reality is on the cars themselves, specifically on the technology they require to safely perceive and interact with the world around them: sensors, cameras, lidar, and the like, all sitting…
    - 2 days ago 14 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • How One Round of Gene Therapy Fixed 48 Kids’ Immune Systems
    Gene therapy has shown promise in recent years for treating a range of diseases, including sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, various forms of inherited blindness, mesothelioma, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A new success story may soon be added to t…
    - 3 days ago 13 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • The US Just Approved Its First Big Offshore Wind Farm, and It’s a Breakthrough for the Industry
    The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change. O…
    - 4 days ago 12 May 21, 3:58pm -
  • A New Gene Editing Tool Could Rival CRISPR, and Makes Millions of Edits at Once
    With CRISPR’s meteoric rise as a gene editing marvel, it’s easy to forget its lowly origins: it was first discovered as a quirk of the bacterial immune system. It seems that bacteria have more to offer. This month, a team led by the famed synthet…
    - 5 days ago 11 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • Watch a Jet Suit Pilot Fly Onto a Ship to Trial the Tech for Fighting Pirates
    Last year, a guy in a jet suit glided up a mountain to trial whether jet suits could be a useful tool for emergency responders in wilderness areas. It went pretty well; the jet suit-clad pilot reached the mountainside location in 90 seconds, as compa…
    - 6 days ago 10 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • IBM’s New Chip Technology Shows Off the Next Big Step in Moore’s Law
    Increasingly, modern life depends on how skillfully we shuttle electrons through the nanoscale mazes etched on computer chips. These processors aren’t just for laptops anymore—they’re used in your car, your thermostat, your refrigerator and mic…
    - 7 days ago 9 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 8)
    SPACE Elon Musk Is Maybe, Actually, Strangely, Going To Do This Mars Thing Marina Koren | The Atlantic “Take this path all the way to Boca Chica, past the solar-panel farms and storage sheds, past the little street that used to be called Joanna Str…
    - 8 days ago 8 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • A Dutch City Is Using Electric Cars to Feed the Grid
    Electric vehicles are only as green as the grid that powers them, but they can help boost the use of clean energy by storing intermittent renewable energy in their batteries. Putting that into practice is complicated, but the Dutch city of Utrecht pl…
    - 9 days ago 7 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • AI Is Harder Than We Think: 4 Key Fallacies in AI Research
    Artificial intelligence has been all over headlines for nearly a decade, as systems have made quick progress in long-standing AI challenges like image recognition, natural language processing, and games. Tech companies have sown machine learning algo…
    - 10 days ago 6 May 21, 2:00pm -

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