Bill Gates explains why we should all be…

There are a lot of worries today about technology’s harmful effects. How do you retain your famous optimism about it?This story is part of our March/April 2019 issueSee the rest of the issueSubscribeLook at how…

China’s Huawei has big ambitions to weaken the…

Ren Zhengfei, the reclusive founder and CEO of China’s embattled tech giant, Huawei, is defiant about American efforts to impede his company with lawsuits and restrictions.“There is no way the US can crush us,” Ren…

A simple blood test to predict premature births…

Fifteen million babies are born pre­maturely each year. Stephen Quake’s daughter, Zoe, was one of them: she arrived via emergency C-section after Quake and his wife, Athina, made a middle-of-the-night dash to the emergency room,…

The race to make a lab-grown steak

In 2013, the world’s first burger from a lab was cooked in butter and eaten at a glitzy press conference. The burger cost £215,000 ($330,000 at the time) to make, and despite all the media…

Landowners are earning millions for carbon cuts that…

Under a California program aimed at curbing climate pollution, landowners across the US have received hundreds of millions of dollars for promised carbon dioxide reductions that may not occur.The state has issued carbon offset credits…

Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the network of the future

Ready for 6G? How AI will shape the…

Mobile-phone technology has changed the way humans understand and interact with the world and with each other. It’s hard to think of a technology that has more strongly shaped 21st-century living. The latest technology—the fifth…