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In this issue: "Why Startups Are Struggling" by James Surowiecki; "Why Kickstarter's Glowing Plant Left Backers in the Dark" by Antonio Regalado; "Inside Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Engine Room" by Tom Simonite; "Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power" by David Talbot; "Juiced-Up Home Wi-Fi for $10 Extra a Month? It’s Coming." by Stacey Higginbotham; "How Stores Will Use Augmented Reality to Make You Buy More Stuff" by Elizabeth Woyke; "The Sacramento Kings' New Stadium Is Wired for Virtual Reality" by Tom Simonite.
In this issue: "What Mark Will We Leave on the Planet?": Our influence is written in the geological strata. "Who Will Prosper and Who Will Fall Behind?": Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today. "Will We Defeat Aging?": Drugs already in trials could significantly extend healthy human life spans. "Can We Trust Our Own Predictions?": What a Science Fiction writer knows about predicting the future.
Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play - and in overcoming life’s hardships.
Anesthesia elicits different patterns of brain waves in the very young and very old, scientists have found. Understanding these distinctions may ultimately lead to brain monitors that could make surgery safer for these vulnerable patient populations. These findings are groundbreaking, says neuroanesthesiologist Stacie Deiner of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The studies explain why brain monitors — typically geared for adults and currently used by some clinicians during surgery — may not work well for the young and the elderly, she says.
Can Tesla really deliver on its promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle that is cheap enough to attract mainstream buyers by 2017? We can’t know for sure without access to the company’s proprietary information. But one thing is clear: if Tesla is successful it will be because of significant advances to the design and manufacturing of its battery pack, which many estimates suggest represents a quarter to half of the full cost of the car.
We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other.
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Shari S. Bassuk, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Timothy S. Church, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, and JoAnn E. Mason, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explain why being active is good for many reasons beyond the old familiar ones.
For the past two decades scientists have been attempting to harness the peculiarities of the microscopic quantum world to achieve leaps in information processing and communication ability. By exploiting several features of physics at the universe’s smallest scales - that electrons are both particles and waves, that an object can be in many places at once and that two particles can maintain an eerie instantaneous connection even when separated by vast distances.
The hundred or so farmers crowding the ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn in Chester County, Pennsylvania, might not have had a background in gene editing, but they knew mushrooms. These local growers produce a staggering 1.1 million pounds of mushrooms on average every day, which is one reason Pennsylvania dominates the annual $1.2-billion U.S. market. Some of the mushrooms they produce, however, turn brown and decay on store shelves.
This week energy forecaster GTM Research predicted that the price of building big solar-power farms will drop below $1 a watt by 2020. That’s a big deal because it’s seen as the threshold below which building solar power arrays becomes competitive, without subsidies, with the cost of fossil-fuel plants. It’s also the target set in 2011 by the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. But there are important caveats.
Early this week the Austrian security company SEC Consult found that more than three million routers, modems, and other devices are vulnerable to being hijacked over the Internet. Instead of giving each device a unique encryption key to secure its communications, manufacturers including Cisco and General Electric had lazily used a much smaller number of security keys over and over again.
Tech doesn't have to be confusing. Some simple changes could make digital media easier to use.
Studying how the mind and brain work sounds like it ought to be about as futile as trying to grab handfuls of air. Yet psychology, neuroscience and related fields have made amazing progress. This special issue of Scientific American reviews just a sliver of the discoveries that investigators from around the globe have made about the workings of our inner lives. The breadth of subjects tracks the vastness of thought.
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In this issue: "35 Innovators Under 35 – Visionaries" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Inventors" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Entrepreneurs" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Pioneers" by The Editors of Technology Review; "35 Innovators Under 35 – Humanitarians" by The Editors of Technology Review; and "AI's Unspoken Problem" by Will Knight.
In this issue: "Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream" by David H. Freedman. "The All-American iPhone" by Konstantin Kakaes. "Dear Silicon Valley: Forget Flying Cars, Give Us Economic Growth" by David Rotman. "50 Smartest Companies 2016" by Ryan Bradley. "23andMe" by Antonio Regalado. "Toyota" by George Anders.
A complex global burden, that affects one third of Americans, could be solved by using techniques that have proved effective in treating autism, stuttering and alcoholism.
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People who get a feel-good boost from sham medical treatments may have their genes to thank.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
In this issue: "The Emptiest Place in Space": What first appeared as a strange cold spot in an image of the cosmos led to the discovery of something even odder. "Health Check for Humanity": A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger. "The Coding Revolution": From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. "The Secret to Speed": New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics.