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Business Impact
How the hell are cryptocurrency holders supposed to file their taxes?
Though it wasn’t in time for tax day, US lawmakers are pressuring the IRS to clarify its policies for digital currencies.
Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality
Machines need an exact digital replica of our world if we’re going to get true, location-specific AR—or accurate robot food deliveries.
The first study of a twin in space looks like good news for a trip to Mars
Thanks to twin astronauts, we now have our first solid evidence of how the human body responds to long-term spaceflight—and it’s thrown up some mysteries.
Intelligent Machines
AI’s white guy problem isn’t going away
A new report says current initiatives to fix the field’s diversity crisis are too narrow and shallow to be effective.
Congress wants to protect you from biased algorithms, deepfakes, and other bad AI
Only a few legislators really know what they’re talking about, but it’s a start.
A robot has figured out how to use tools
In a startling demonstration, the machine drew on experimentation, data, and observation of humans to learn how simple implements could help it achieve a task.
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The world’s biggest airplane has taken its first flight
Scientists have restored circulation to severed pig brains in a step that blurs the definition of death
CRISPR has been used to treat US cancer patients for the first time
This digital scan of Notre Dame offers hope for its restoration after the fire
Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter
A quest to understand how human intelligence evolved raises some ethical questions.
A 3D-printed heart with blood vessels has been made using human tissue
NASA’s Cassini probe has discovered deep lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan
A meteor that came from another solar system may have hit Earth in 2014
The internet of cows: 5G has already arrived for this herd
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