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Facebook’s Internet Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google’s Stratospheric Balloons Project

Google and Facebook are lobbying to alter international law to make it easier to provide universal Internet access.


Cuban Web Entrepreneur Endures a Murky Status

Clever business people like Hiram Centelles find ways to offer online services in Cuba despite tight restrictions. Will they flourish or be swamped by foreign competition when the communist island finally opens up?


Sachs Says UN’s Development Goals Should Inspire Technologists

Columbia economist says ambitious international goals are needed to avert big crises in the world.


Gadgets Could Get Longer Lives by Combining Batteries

Microsoft researchers show that batteries that can be more actively managed by software might make our devices last longer.


SolarCity Shows Off Its New Modules; Now It Has to Manufacture Them

The leading installer of rooftop solar panels says it has achieved record efficiencies with its panels.


Martian Life Could Be a Biotech Bonanza

The discovery of briny water on the Martian surface has brought new optimism that life might exist on our neighboring planet.


Robot See, Robot Do: How Robots Can Learn New Tasks by Observing

Robot “training academies” could help industrial robots learn to perform complicated tasks by watching a human do them first.


How Brain Scientists Outsmart Their Lab Mice

To watch the brain work during navigation, scientists build computer-generated worlds for mice.


What Will Alphabet Be When It Grows Up?

To truly change the world, Google’s new holding company will need something that has eluded many previous industrial labs: an effective commercialization strategy.