tech / science

China

Everyone's A Suspect: How China Keeps Tabs On 1.4 Billion People

With facial recognition cameras and Big Data, the Chinese leadership is pushing its penchant for ...

United Kingdom

Watch: OneShot — Hello Dolly!

Can a clone have a birthday? Well, let’s just say that Dolly the sheep was delivered 22 years ago on July 5 — the world’s first cloned mammal to see the light of day. The result of a successful ...

Denmark

Free Your Mindstorms: How Lego Stays On Cutting Edge Of Coding Education

PARIS — Block construction, robotics and basic coding — all in one package, and especially designed for a non-tech-savvy public. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind Mindstorms, which toymaker ...

France

Is It Time For AI To Replace Politicians?

Our political leaders are woefully inefficient and too often dishonest. So maybe we should let ma...

Germany

Cutting-Edge Fear: Technologies That Should Scare Us

Computers that can perfectly mimic the human voice? Hyper sensitive surveillance cameras? Advance...

China

Extra! On The Perils Of Low-Cost Plastic Surgery In China

China Newsweek — June 4, 2018 Over the past decade, there have been countless reports about the boom in cosmetic surgery in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Names have ...

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Saving Caribbean Coral Reef With A High-Tech Hand

Carnegie Airborne Observatory researchers map coral reefs in Caribbean to aid with post-hurricane...

France

Synthetic Diamonds Go Ultra Chic, With New Place Vendôme Boutique

PARIS — The address is not by chance. Courbet, a jewelry designer that sells synthetic diamonds, has decided to open at the world's most prestigious location for any jeweler: the Place Vendôme in ...

Colombia

What Voters Read In A Candidate's Face

Researchers used visuals and scanning technology to gauge how people "feel" about the contenders ...

United States

Why Big Tech Hasn't Joined The Crypto-Revolution

Internet giants have now started flirting with decentralization, to try and replace the so-far fa...

France

Population Control, The Environmental Fix No One Wants To Talk About

Climate change is a real and alarming problem. But there's another — and intimately rel...

Venezuela

Venezuela, The Promise And Pitfalls Of Digital Government

The digital revolution is shifting how societies are structured, and may lead to greater public o...

United States

Femtech Finance: Why Women Founders Must Fight To Find Capital

MUNICH — Most investors just don't understand what it's all about — and so the scenario almost always plays out the same: Sophia Yen enters a room full of venture capitalists, almost all older ...

Japan

The Giant Japanese Robot Company You've Never Heard Of

FANUC churns out 6,000 industrial robots per month, double that of its closest competitor. For a ...

Italy

Virtual Viaggio: Italian Is First To Wear VR Headset For A Month

A programmer in Turin decided to enter into a digitally-enhanced universe of his own creation &md...

United States

Facebook, A Black Market For Five-Star Amazon Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written ...

Switzerland

Behold Tomorrow! Meet The Professional Futurists

GENEVA — One day last October, during the morning talk show on Swiss state broadcaster RTS, still groggy viewers were brutally awakened by a sentence dropped live on-air: “Schools train children ...

Argentina

Why Global Shipping Industry Must Climb Aboard Paris Climate Pact

Latin American states, as major sea-trading nations that are also vulnerable to climate change, m...

France

Brace Yourself For The Digital Counter-Revolution

The world has mostly embraced technological advances. But as fallout over the Facebook data-breac...

Argentina

It's Time To Stop Demonizing Big Data

Information gleaned from digital sources must be used in strict accordance with the law. But it&#...

United States

Got AI? Connected Cows, Artificial Intelligence, Your Milk

"Cow Fitbits" and artificial intelligence are coming to the dairy farm, but some farmers aren'...

France

Artificial Intelligence And The Limits Of "The Imitation Game"

Rest assured, computers aren't that smart. They lack common sense. Or so we assume: for if a ...