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Toolkits for the Mind

Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves.

Computing

Adding Greater Realism to Virtual Worlds

A startup is borrowing techniques used in high-frequency trading to enable more realistic simulated worlds.

Computing

Ripple, a Cryptocurrency Company, Wants to Rewire Bank Authentication

A digital-currency company thinks it can protect the personal information used to perform identity checks in the financial industry.

Business

The Problem with Fake Meat

It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?

Mobile

Broadcast Every Little Drama

Meerkat and Periscope show how simple, fun, and weird live-streaming can be.

Computing

Probing the Whole Internet for Weak Spots

Rapidly scanning the Internet has become vital to efforts to keep it secure.

Mobile

Facebook Lets Developers Build on Its Chat App

Facebook hopes that adding functionality like video sharing and shopping to Messenger will help it grow even as competition rises.

Biomedicine

Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland

Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.

Energy

Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases

A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.

Computing

Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation

Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.