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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Has technology failed us?

Cheap and Nearly Unbreakable Sapphire Screens Come into View

If Apple is indeed going to make scratch-proof iPhones and iPads with sapphire screens, here’s how it could be done.

Urban Jungle a Tough Challenge for Google’s Autonomous Cars

It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.

Super-Dense Computer Memory

Researchers have discovered a new way to make chips that could pack terabytes into smartphones.

Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Researchers are developing technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses.

No Man’s Sky: A Vast Game Crafted by Algorithms

A new computer game, No Man’s Sky, demonstrates a new way to build computer games filled with diverse flora and fauna.

Could "Force Illusions" Help Wearables Catch On?

Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.

Big Money, Uncertain Return

Hospitals are spending billions collecting and analyzing medical data. The one data point no one is tracking: the payoff.

IBM Aims to Make Medical Expertise a Commodity

Big Blue thinks its Jeopardy! champion Watson can make money by offering health-care providers new expertise without hiring new staff.

Big Data Mining

A Q&A with one of the leading inventors of tools for medical data analytics.

Can Technology Fix Medicine?

Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.