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    The Company That Wants to Fling Rockets Into Space With a Giant Centrifuge

    The Company That Wants to Fling Rockets Into Space With a Giant Centrifuge

    The Company That Wants to Fling Rockets Into Space With a Giant Centrifuge . The rapidly falling cost of getting into orbit has spurred a boom in the space industry as a host of new applications become economical. Now a secretive startup plans to slash the cost to just $250,000...

    The Weirdest, Wildest Ways We’re Using Drones—and What’s Ahead

    The Weirdest, Wildest Ways We’re Using Drones—and What’s Ahead

    The Weirdest, Wildest Ways We’re Using Drones—and What’s Ahead . Drones haven’t made too many headlines over the past few months, but they came back with a vengeance this week and last, with all sorts of new uses being reported. Some have the potential to make a dif...

    Work in the Age of Web 3.0

    Work in the Age of Web 3.0

    Work in the Age of Web 3.0 . What is the future of work? Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)? Or will tomorrow’s workplace be completely virtualized, allowing us to hang ou...

    How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened

    How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened

    How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened . Coronavirus has been all over the news for the last couple weeks. A dedicated hospital sprang up in just eight days, the stock market took a hit, Chinese New Year celebrations were spoiled, and travel ...

    Verily’s Bold New Project Aims to Predict Depression Using Your Phone

    Verily’s Bold New Project Aims to Predict Depression Using Your Phone

    Verily’s Bold New Project Aims to Predict Depression Using Your Phone . Depression is a shifting, amorphous beast that silently haunts millions. It’s also difficult to pinpoint.

    Psychiatry has formulated well-tested questionnaires to diagnose depression. But these tests re...

    Could Photonic Chips Outpace the Fastest Supercomputers?

    Could Photonic Chips Outpace the Fastest Supercomputers?

    Could Photonic Chips Outpace the Fastest Supercomputers? . There’s been a lot of talk about quantum computers being able to solve far more complex problems than conventional supercomputers. The authors of a new paper say they’re on the path to showing an optic...

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