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The Self-Driving Car and the Coming Revolution in Auto Insurance

Google seems to be laying the groundwork to underwrite its own policies, displacing traditional carriers.<p>Google’s new foray into the American auto-insurance market will likely bring in a good chunk of revenue, but what’s really valuable to the Silicon Valley giant is the mass of data it will be …

Automotive Industry

Half Of U.S. Households Approaching Retirement Have Saved No Money

WASHINGTON -- Half of older Americans have no retirement savings, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.<p>Fifty-two percent of households of people 55 and older haven't saved a dime for retirement, though nearly half of those do have an employer pension. Among the …

Is Google Angling to Corner the Auto Insurance Market?

It goes without saying that when self-driving vehicles dominate the world’s roads, automobile insurance will be different than it is today. Firstly, …

Scientists convert human skin cells directly into brain cells

By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave …

Neuroscience

Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental …

Artificial intelligence meets the C-suite

Technology is getting smarter, faster. Are you? Experts including the authors of <i>The Second Machine Age</i>, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, examine …

Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing - MIT Technology Review

The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the …

A Star in a Bottle

An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.<p>Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France. The …

Theminnesotareview.org

Change the World

Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.<p>In 1978, the year that I graduated from high school, in Palo Alto, the name Silicon Valley was not in use beyond a small group of tech cognoscenti. Apple Computer had incorporated the previous year, releasing the first …

The Decline of Wikipedia - MIT Technology Review

The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10. It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation …

Review: ‘The Second Machine Age,’ by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Over the past year, there’s been a lot of talk in economic circles about the prospect of stagnation. Because of demographics, globalization, long-term global imbalances and a slowdown in technological innovation, the argument goes, advanced economies are trapped in an extended period of slow growth …

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a …

Thinking in Silicon - MIT Technology Review

Picture a person reading these words on a laptop in a coffee shop. The machine made of metal, plastic, and silicon consumes about 50 watts of power …

Interview

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home<p>From "technology-baffled grannies" to "pale-skinned gaming addicts", there are so many stereotypes pinging around the internet that sometimes it can feel like an …

Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods - MIT Technology Review

Signs of late blight appear suddenly but predictably in Ireland as soon as the summer weather turns humid, spores of the funguslike plant pathogen …

Agriculture

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Nuclear fusion milestone passed at US lab

<b>Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.</b><p>Harnessing fusion - the process that powers the Sun - could provide an unlimited and cheap source of energy.<p>But to be viable, fusion power plants would have to …

Nuclear Energy

Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization - MIT Technology Review

Rapid advances in technology have long represented a serious potential threat to many jobs ordinarily performed by people.<p>A recent report (which is …

MIT Whizzes Create an Amazing New 3-D Printing Technique | WIRED

Hyperform translates 3-D CAD models into paths that are populated with a chain of rings that act like pixels. Each link in the chain has a …

First computer made of carbon nanotubes is unveiled

<b>The first computer built entirely with carbon nanotubes has been unveiled, opening the door to a new generation of digital devices.</b><p>"Cedric" is only a basic prototype but could be developed into a machine which is smaller, faster and more efficient than today's silicon models.<p>Nanotubes have long …

Nanotech

Google vs. Death

Tech<p>Search<p>viralDramatic Dad's Reaction to a Fake Christmas Tree Idea Is Internet Gold<p>movies<i>The Greatest Showman</i> Is Bonkers, But Earnestly …

Enter the Octagon: imagining a world of spectrum warfare

Your radio is a weapon. The spectrum is a battlefield.<p>Ask a futurist to describe a major battle circa 2050, and you’ll hear about a lot of robotics. There will be unmanned drones providing aerial cover, sensors and satellite feeds providing intel, and soldiers plugged into it all through wireless …

CDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant 'superbugs'

Health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant "superbugs" for a long time. But today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm in a new way.<p>For the first time, the CDC is categorizing drug-resistant superbugs by threat level. That's …

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

<b>Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say.</b><p>The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect.<p>But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is …

Diets

Vaccine 'clears HIV-like virus' in monkeys

<b>A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests.</b><p>Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection from their bodies.<p>It was effective in nine of the 16 monkeys that were …

Public Health

Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

<b>The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say.</b><p>They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.<p>However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led …

University College London

The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash and What It Means for the Future of Auto Insurance

Formula E to use Qualcomm technologies in electric cars

<b>Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has signed a sponsorship deal with the forthcoming Formula E championship.</b><p>The FIA international motorsports body plans to launch the electric-car competition next year as an alternative to Formula 1.<p>Qualcomm will provide wireless-charging and augmented-reality …

Formula E

Dark Patterns: inside the interfaces designed to trick you

<i>Harry Brignull is a London, UK-based independent user experience designer with a PhD in cognitive science. He is also the founder of Dark Patterns, which is dedicated to, in his words, "naming and shaming websites that use deceptive user interfaces." This article is based on a presentation he gave</i> …

Usability