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Synthetic biology is saving the world's oldest crabs from extinction

A hundred thousand crabs are killed every year for their blood, which keeps the world's vaccines safe for use. Mariquita de Boissière explores how synthetic biology can save their lives.

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Augmented reality is turning doctors into Iron Man

From classrooms to operating theatres, newborns to grandparents, virtual and augmented reality is already improving health care. While the world was distracted with metaverse avatars and virtual meetings, spatial computing has been leading a quiet revolution to help everyone live longer, happier lives.

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Here's why quantum computers that can hack your password are good for you

Quantum computing is officially one of the technologies of 2024. But when it's not hacking passwords, quantum is set to have an explosive impact on your day-to-day life. From the food you eat to the products you buy, quantum will make them cheaper and better than ever before.

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Gilgamesh, Bryan Johnson, and the Fountain of Youth: do you want to live forever?

Life extension research has captured the minds of enthusiasts who take multiple pills a day and immerse themselves in the latest research. It's time to ask the question: do you really want to live forever?

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The world is built for men. Is virtual reality next?

From seatbelts to office temperatures, the world is built for men. In its history so far, virtual reality has gone the same way, with headsets that don't fit a large portion of female faces.

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Can virtual reality solve climate change?

Researchers are increasingly looking to virtual reality to explain the climate crisis in new, impactful ways. From ecotourism to education to direct action, Clovis McEvoy explores how VR is cutting through the noise to communicate the planet’s greatest issue.

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TLDL: The Economics of the AI Revolution, with David McWilliams and Eric Lonergan

The board of ChatGPT may be firing its CEO, but that doesn't mean this revolution is slowing down. A whistle-stop tour from the dawn of time with Stanley Kubrick, to Gutenberg in 1453, and up to now, we look at the economics of innovation. With AI are we now facing catastrophe or a creative surge? Here's our bullet-point summary of the podcast between David McWilliams and Eric Lonergan.

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How extended reality is helping the high street fight back

The rise of extended reality has prompted new hope for high street retailers, with brick-and-mortar stores racing to implement new ways to reach their customers. Randy Ginsburg investigates the technology promising to transform how we shop.

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Powering $100 billion already, Sam Duncan is using AI to make capitalism care about the climate

The quest to make companies care about the climate is a decades-long struggle, but technology, particularly AI, represents a transformative opportunity to put a company's net purpose in the same conversation as their net profit. The secret? Follow the money.

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Medical music is striking a chord

Tristra Newyear Yeager explores how putting artificial intelligence in healthcare can create a new kind of music technology that delivers medicine directly through our earbuds.

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Apple's Vision Pro tells us why extended reality really matters

Apple’s long-awaited headset has arrived with unrivalled hardware and an unrivalled price. But the Vision Pro aims to do more than wow. Clovis McEvoy analyses the tech, the experience, and what else is needed to create a computing revolution.

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Here's how designers will use AI to make clothes

A new era of creative expression is emerging at the synthesis of fashion, art, and software. Kolja Pitz explores what generative art means for fashion, both physical and digital, and how it could revolutionise what we wear.

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M. Shadows on Avenged Sevenfold's heavy metal approach to token-gated ticketing

Renowned heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold have been using NFTs to give their fans exclusive perks since 2021. Now they’re on a new blockchain adventure with Ticketmaster to add to the fan experience. We met with lead singer M. Shadows to see how the band are leveraging the power of NFTs, the challenges of working with an industry giant, and why NFTs won’t benefit artists as much as fans.

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The chase to save horse racing – and what NFTs mean for horses

Horse racing is an ageing industry. Stables wants to completely reimagine the narrative by connecting real horses to fan-owned NFTs. David Harrington speaks to founder Constantin Garreau about attracting new audiences, growing a community, and forging experiences that last for decades.

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“Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make” — Nick Bostrom

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