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DIGITAL MONEY: The rise of digital currency has massive ramifications for financial privacy. Mar 1, 2020 225
AN THE TECHNOLOGY ELEGY WE MIGHT FOR NEVER REPLACE CASH: CASH IS GRADUALLY DYING OUT. WILL WE EVER HAVE A DIGITAL ALTERNATIVE THAT UFFERS THE SAME MIX OF CONVENIENCE AND FREEDOM? Mar 1, 2020 2890
Block chain. May 1, 2018 1759
Cryptocurrencies are not created equal: Each of the top 12 digital "coins" stands for a digital asset. Every one is unique, but they have one thing in common: investors think they're worth billions. (The market values are as of mid-March.). May 1, 2018 897
Q: How secure is a blockchain, really? A: It turns out "secure" is a funny word to pin down. May 1, 2018 1202
PERFECT ONLINE PRIVACY: A tool developed for blockchains makes it possible to carry out a digital transaction without revealing any more Information than absolutely necessary. Mar 1, 2018 336
Why People Get Religious about Bitcoin: The cryptocurrency's price is soaring, but the fervor is about more than just an investment opportunity. Jan 1, 2018 555
The System Behind Bitcoin Is Easing the Plight of Refugees: Finland's digital money system for asylum seekers shows what blockchain technology can offer the unbanked. Nov 1, 2017 480
Greg Brockman. Sep 1, 2017 132
Phillipa Gill. Brief article Sep 1, 2017 125
The next big encryption fight may not happen in public: conflict over government access to encrypted data will inevitably reignite under President Trump. May 1, 2017 726
Sky-high air conditioning: an unconventional approach to cooling sends heat to the cold sky. May 1, 2016 449
A collar to protect the brain: researchers have begun human clinical trials for a device that's meant to keep the brain from moving around so much inside the skull when it gets hit. May 1, 2016 577
Smart bandages: researchers have developed a new kind of wound dressing that could serve as an early-detection system for infections. Mar 1, 2016 383
A boost for solar: researchers say they've overcome an obstacle to making highly efficient solar devices by combining silicon with a new material. Mar 1, 2016 414
Venture capitalists chase rising cybersecurity spending: investors have been pouring money into companies selling "next-generation" security products. Mar 1, 2016 780
Making fuel from sunlight: researchers who put bacteria on nanoscale semiconductors discover a promising path toward efficient artificial photosynthesis. Jul 1, 2015 388
Selling Teslas in China won't do much for the environment: because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren't necessarily an improvement. Jul 1, 2014 415
Hacking the immune system to lessen heart attack damage: microparticles that block the body's immune response to damaged tissue could help prevent further harm. Mar 1, 2014 550
The secret inside the new iPad: the inclusion of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens. Jan 1, 2014 409
Printing batteries: new inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology. Jan 1, 2014 419
Elusive graphene transistor gets a little closer: by making clever use of DNA, researchers spot a possible way to make ultra-efficient circuits. Brief article Nov 1, 2013 285
A hint of 3-D printing's promise: lab advances suggest how additive manufacturing could change the way electronic devices are made. Brief article Sep 1, 2013 276
Can carbon capture clean up Canada's oil sands? Alberta will serve as a test bed for a crucial technology. Jul 1, 2013 382
Nanocapsules sober up drunken mice: researchers encase alcohol-digesting enzymes in a nanoscale polymer to keep them from degrading in the body before they go to work. May 1, 2013 369
Ultra-efficient solar power: doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible. May 1, 2013 560
The innovation efficiency index. Brief article Mar 1, 2013 265

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