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A Dating Site for Algorithms

A startup called Algorithmia wants to connect underused algorithms with those who want to make sense of data.

Materials

Controlled Crystals Make a New Solar Material Practical

A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.

Computing

Massive Internet Outage Points to Flaws in Policy and Technology

Time Warner Cable’s 11.4-million-customer broadband blackout was one of the largest to affect U.S. customers.

Materials

Progress on a Powerful New Way to Generate Electricity

A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.

Computing

Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars

Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.

Materials

Germany and Canada Are Building Water Splitters to Store Renewable Energy

Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess energy from renewable sources.

Computing

A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers

Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.

Computing

Furniture Shopping with Augmented Reality

Startup Vizera makes a projector that adds realistic-looking surfaces to actual objects, making for a new kind of shopping experience.

Computing

A Headset Meant to Make Augmented Reality Less of a Gimmick

A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery on the real world through a compact pair of glasses.

Computing

How Much Is Your Privacy Worth?

Despite the outcry over government and corporate snooping, some people allow themselves to be monitored for money or rewards.