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Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million …Continue reading

By Jawad Ali

Building the Cities of Tomorrow

Before smart cities initiatives, the government needs to prepare for the Internet of Things (IoT) implementation. Change is the only …Continue reading

By Jibran Jamshad

How Pakistan Turned Around Its Vaccination Program Using Technology

It’s the last ball of the match, Bilal’s team needs two runs to win. The captain and the bowler have …Continue reading

By Mahrukh Sarwar

Pakistani Researchers Lay the Foundation for Building Urdu Speech Recognition System

The possibility of some software application developer coming up with an Urdu speech recognition program just got more likely as …Continue reading

By Umair Rasheed

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The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Last September, Robert MacLaren, an ophthalmologist and professor at Oxford University, plunged a tiny robotic arm into William Beaver’s eye. A membrane had recently contracted on the 70-year-old priest’s retina, ...Continue reading

By Simon Parkin

Asia’s E-Waste Problem Is Getting Out of Hand

Asia has an e-waste problem. But it’s not the amount of dead gadgets that’s the issue, really—it’s the ability to process them at the end of their lives. New research from the ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy gadgets and gleaming touch screens, for ...Continue reading

By Rachel Metz

Eggs from Skin Cells? Here’s Why the Next Fertility Technology Will Open Pandora’s Box

Imagine you are Brad Pitt. After you stay one night in the Ritz, someone sneaks in and collects some skin cells from your pillow. But that’s not all. Using a ...Continue reading

By Emily Mullin

How Pakistan Turned Around Its Vaccination Program Using Technology

It’s the last ball of the match, Bilal’s team needs two runs to win. The captain and the bowler have a discussion and make some …Continue reading

Pakistani Researchers Lay the Foundation for Building Urdu Speech Recognition System

The possibility of some software application developer coming up with an Urdu speech recognition program just got more likely as the most fundamental tool needed …Continue reading

Changing the Way You Ride

The success story of Pakistan’s first rapid mass transit bus project. Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue,” remarks Enrique Peñalosa, mayor …Continue reading

Lahore Cleans up Its Act

A smart city promises quality of life to its residents by effectively and efficiently managing its solid waste. Efficient management of waste—one of the most …Continue reading

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Building the Cities of Tomorrow

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Biomedicine

New technologies and biological insights are providing unprecedented ways of improving our health.

Eggs from Skin Cells? Here’s Why the Next Fertility Technology Will Open Pandora’s Box

Imagine you are Brad Pitt. After you stay one night in the Ritz, someone sneaks in and collects some skin cells from your pillow. But ...Continue reading

By Emily Mullin

One Man’s Quest to Hack His Own Genes

n a dream Brian Hanley told me about, he’s riding a bus when he meets a man in dark leather clothing. Next thing he knows, ...Continue reading

By Antonio Regalado

Spray-On RNA Protects Plants from Viruses for Weeks

Scientists have demonstrated that they can use a crop spray to silence genes in plants, rendering the plants resistant to a virus for several weeks. ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

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Business

Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.

Asia’s E-Waste Problem Is Getting Out of Hand

Asia has an e-waste problem. But it’s not the amount of dead gadgets that’s the issue, really—it’s the ability to process them at the end of ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

This Centrifuge Costs 20 Cents to Make and Can Be Used Anywhere

It may look like a toy, but a centrifuge made out of paper could dramatically cut the cost of analyzing blood and diagnosing diseases like ...Continue reading

By Michael Reilly

The Blind Community Has High Hopes for Self-Driving Cars

During a few days in August, the parking lot at Perkins School for the Blind morphed into a test zone where a golf-cart-like vehicle transported ...Continue reading

By Elizabeth Woyke

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Computing

From the latest smartphones to advances in quantum computing, the hardware behind today’s digital age is rapidly changing.

One Startup’s Vision to Reinvent the Web for Better Privacy

enture capitalist Albert Wenger has done well by investing in Web businesses—he was an early backer of Etsy and Tumblr. But at his urging, Union ...Continue reading

By Tom Simonite

Building the Cities of Tomorrow

Before smart cities initiatives, the government needs to prepare for the Internet of Things (IoT) implementation. Change is the only constant if you look at ...Continue reading

By Jibran Jamshad

Software Dreams Up New Molecules in Quest for Wonder Drugs

What do you get if you cross aspirin with ibuprofen? Harvard chemistry professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik isn’t sure, but he’s trained software that could give him ...Continue reading

By Tom Simonite

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Energy

Can we transform how we power and feed the world in time to head off climate change?

Obama’s Drilling Ban Is Just One of Many Forces Pushing the U.S. Toward Renewables

Barack Obama has banned new oil and gas drilling in huge stretches of U.S.-owned waters across the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. In a statement, the ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

A Coal-Fired Power Plant in India Is Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Baking Soda

In the southern Indian city of Tuticorin, locals are unlikely to suffer from a poorly risen cake. That’s because a coal-fired thermal power station in the ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

Should the Super-Rich Save Climate Research from Trump?

Judging from statements made by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, and the growing list of nominees for key jobs in his administration, the future of ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

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Mobile

How ubiquitous information and communication are transforming our lives.

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy gadgets ...Continue reading

By Rachel Metz

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home

Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such as a new ...Continue reading

By Stacey Higginbotham

The Best Gadgets Coming in 2017

Here are the likely standouts among the smartphones, VR headsets, and smart watches hitting the market this year. Smartphone geeks have a lot to look ...Continue reading

By Elizabeth Woyke

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Robotics

Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.

The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Last September, Robert MacLaren, an ophthalmologist and professor at Oxford University, plunged a tiny robotic arm into William Beaver’s eye. A membrane had recently contracted ...Continue reading

By Simon Parkin

Why Some Autonomous Cars Are Going to Avoid the Internet

Self-driving cars are essentially large computers on wheels. No surprise, then, that some of them will be kept offline in the name of security. John Krafcik, ...Continue reading

By Jamie Condliffe

This Robotic Box Is Home to a Drone

Drones that can fly and steer themselves show promise for tasks such as carrying urgent medical supplies or making farming more efficient. But to be ...Continue reading

By Tom Simonite

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