Thursday, December 2, 2021

Adam Rogers

Can a Digital Reality Be Jacked Directly Into Your Brain?

A young man in a gray flannel robe sits calmly at a table, in front of a featureless black box. He's wearing a cap that looks like it's made of gauze bandages. A bundle of wires snakes out of...

New Covid Drugs Are Here—and They Could Change the Pandemic

Vaccines are great, and you should get yours. But for almost two years now, alongside the showy and ultimately successful hunt for vaccines that fight Covid-19, scientists have also been looking for drugs to treat people who were already...

The Long Search for a Brain Computer Interface That Speaks Your Mind

Here’s the research setup: A woman speaks Dutch into a microphone, while 11 tiny needles made of platinum and iridium record her brain waves.The 20-year-old volunteer has epilepsy, and her doctors stuck those 2-millimeter-long bits of metal—each studded with...

In 'Termination Shock,' Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming

The renowned author says his genre should inspire solutions. In his new novel, Termination Shock, he tackles our most existential crisis.His bushy beard is saltier now than in his old author photos, but Neal Stephenson still pairs it with...

New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices. Last week the International Organization for Standardization—which goes by its European initialism ISO—released its first-ever set of guidelines for the construction of...

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