Hard Tech

New brain implant breaks record for turning thoughts into text
Stanford researchers have developed a brain-computer interface that allowed a woman to “type” 62 words per minute using only her thoughts.
An open-source option is shaking up the microchip industry
The RISC-V architecture for microchips is transitioning from a novelty to a major player in the tech world.
Cosmic dust from Venus is inspiring new air pollution-busting technology
Inspired by chemistry observed on the surface of Venus, researchers produced a synthetic material that could improve air quality.
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Mercedes-Benz wins race to bring Level 3 autonomous cars to US
Scientists use laser beam to divert lightning strikes
3d printing homes
This 3D-printed home is made entirely of bio-based materials
Elevator technology is going up
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Seven science and tech breakthroughs you may have missed this year
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New CRISPR tech makes it possible to wipe out invasive mice
neuralink robot
Watch a Neuralink robot insert electrodes into a dummy brain
smart tattoos
“SkinKit” lets ordinary people build their own “smart tattoos”
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Russia tries to impose switch to Linux from Windows