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Mini bioreactor makes life-saving drugs in the field

Paramedics and field medics can patch up some wounds on the spot, but they're usually stuck if they have to administer specialized drugs. What if you need medicine that health care workers don't have on hand? You might not have to rush back to the hospital in the future. Researchers have created …

In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All

In September, 2014, after investing in a ride-sharing company called Sidecar, Richard Branson declared that it was "early days and, like a lot of other commodity businesses, there is room for innovators on great customer experiences.” He added that he was not putting his money into a …

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Man-Computer Symbiosis

[1] A. Bernstein and M. deV. Roberts, "Computer versus chess-player," <i>Scientific American</i>, vol. 198, pp. 96-98; June, 1958.<p>[2] W. W. Bledsoe and I. …


The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …