Science and technology

May 9, 2017

SoftBank Said to Near Closing Technology Fund With $95 Billion

SoftBank Said to Near Closing Technology Fund With $95 Billion SoftBank Group Corp. is close to announcing commitments of as much as $95 billion for its […]
April 20, 2017

Having secrets is not a problem. Thinking about them is

KEEPING a secret is hard work, as both common sense and past studies confirm. Omitting pertinent information from a conversation, or even intentionally misleading an interlocutor, […]
April 20, 2017

Using fluorescent bacteria to find landmines

BATTLEFIELDS strewn with mines are one of the nastiest legacies of war. They ensure that, long after a conflict has ceased, people continue to be killed […]
April 20, 2017

Imitating people’s speech patterns precisely could bring trouble

UTTER 160 or so French or English phrases into a phone app developed by CandyVoice, a new Parisian company, and the app’s software will reassemble tiny […]