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Robots Steadying Surgeons’ Hands Are Permitting Previously Impossible ‘Supermicrosurgery’

Robot technology has found a new use: steadying the hands of surgeons and permitting previously impossible operations. Doctors in...

Gravity, Not Batteries, Might Be Solar and Wind Energy Storage Solution

While billions of dollars have been spent on developing batteries to store solar and wind energy, some startups are betting that gravity...

Dark Side of Microloans: Poor Kenyans Defaulting Under Sky-High Rates, Report...

The dark side of making microloans to the poor is on display in Kenya, where small borrowers are defaulting on loans from...

Investment Dollars Flow Into Circular Economy As Concerns Over Plastic Trash...

Just as money moves around in a financial system, seeding companies and wealth, investors are seeking startups that give trash a few...

Trump Wants Billions for AI Research as U.S. Seeks to Keep...

President Trump is seeking to bring his “America First” posture to artificial intelligence, as the White House seeks billions in federal money...

Robot Invasion’s Surge Slowed in U.S. Last Year as Manufacturing Lagged

Robots are still coming — though their advance has lost a bit of steam. The number of robots installed...

Lead-Footed Drivers, Watch Out: Your Insurance Company May Be Tweaking Premiums...

Speeding or slamming on the brakes when you drive may bump up your insurance rates if Allstate rolls out a program it’s...

Bring Me His Head: JPMorgan Activist Shareholders Want Former Exxon CEO...

Climate wars are heating up at JPMorgan Chase, with activist shareholders pushing to oust former Exxon Mobil Chairman Lee Raymond from the...

Softbank-Owned Arm’s New Chips Focus on AI Tasks With Less Reliance...

New chip designs that handle more artificial intelligence tasks on tiny devices like sensors and cameras are promising faster speed and more...

ESG Investors May Be Surprised by Tech Giants Hulking in Their...

Investors who want their money to go to companies committed to environmental, social or governance principles may be surprised to find tech...

India Makes Clean Energy Strides, With Renewables Set to Generate Wider...

India is proving to be a hotspot for renewable energy. Renewables will soon be responsible for more than a...

Big Brother in the Classroom? NY School District Adopts Facial-Recognition Technology,...

The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a...

CRISPR Passes In-Human Safety Test, Showing Promise for Gene-Editing Tool’s ...

The gene-editing technique known as CRISPR was declared safe and feasible after a trial in cancer patients, potentially opening the door for...

Race for Safe, Self-Driving Cars Burns Through $16 Billion — With...

The quest for the self-driving car has become a money pit, with the handful of companies that invested $16 billion in recent...

Fusion, Clean Energy’s Holy Grail, Draws Investors Betting on Smaller, Cheaper...

Fusion energy may be having its moment, and investors are taking notice. Long the realm of university research, funded...

Pipeline Companies May Move From Activists’ Crosshairs to ESG Investor Darlings

Oil and natural gas pipeline companies have long been a target for environmentalists’ ire — think of the Keystone battle, as well...

Babylon Health’s Algorithm, By Linking Needles in Medical Haystacks, May Improve...

Babylon Health, whose chatbot app is already disrupting the U.K.’s National Health Service, is aiming for perhaps a greater revolution: supercharging medical...

Solar Panels That Work at Night Might Be the Breakthrough Renewables...

What works for hay — you can’t make it if the sun doesn’t shine — also works for solar power.

Andreessen Horowitz Applying Software Savvy to Sniff out Healthcare Deals With...

Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley PE firm that bet on Twitter, Skype and BuzzFeed, is boosting wagers on another industry being transformed...

ByteDance Uses Online Film Premiere to Gain in Streaming Rivalry With...

ByteDance raised the stakes in its streaming rivalry with Tencent, with the first-ever premier of a free film on its social media...

Britain Accelerates Fossil-Fuel Car Ban As Upcoming Climate Summit Focuses Attention...

The U.K., planning to host a global climate summit in November, said it is banning the sale of new fossil fuel–burning cars...

AI Revolution Has Financial Firms in Sights, and Leaders See Profound...

As artificial intelligence worms its way into healthcare, entertainment and nearly every other facet of business, financial service leaders expect they are...

Seeing the Light? $1.2 Trillion Leveraged Loan Market Pivots to Sustainable...

An opaque segment of the credit industry — the $1.2 trillion leveraged loan market — is the latest to see the light...

Big Companies Buying Clean Power at Record Pace; Google Biggest Buyer...

Corporations bought more clean-energy than ever, boosted by tech heavyweights Google, Facebook and Amazon as they are pushed to reform their energy...

Facebook Taking Harder Line With Coronavirus Posts than Political Ads, as...

Facebook, apparently deciding fake posts about the coronavirus are a bigger risk than misleading political ads, is moving to stem the rising...

The Man Who Helped Topple Gawker Is Pushing Column, Social Network...

The man who devised the legal strategy that killed Gawker is pitching a paid, invitation-only social network to top tech, business and...

U.S. Solar Sector Draws Big Bets From Swiss Investor With Taste...

The surging U.S. solar sector is attracting interest from unlikely places, including an asset manager in a Swiss lakefront town betting on...

Locust Swarms Invading Africa Threaten Food and Jobs As U.N. Sees...

Vast clouds of locusts swarming across East Africa, a plague that global officials are linking to climate change, show no signs of...

United Nations, Protected by Diplomatic Immunity, Covered Up Huge Data Breach...

The United Nations failed to disclose a huge data breach that began last summer and compromised dozens of servers, staff records, health...

Trump Campaign Spending Millions Advertising on Facebook, Where Political Ads Are...

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign spent almost $20 million on Facebook advertising in 2019, alarming Democratic rivals, as the campaign takes advantage of...
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