A 1985 essay saw hope—and immense challenges—for systems that might allow paralyzed people to walk again.
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The digital cash lacks most of the features economists value in a currency, says David Yermack.
Hostility to the use of wearable computers and cameras threatens to limit their benefits, says Steve Mann.
Now that genomes can be sequenced for $1,000, more patients can benefit, says Howard Jacob.
Bitcoin itself may fail as a currency, but the underlying technology is beginning to suggest valuable new applications.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
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This Chinese startup could outmaneuver big companies in the coming smartphone boom in developing countries.
It may have finally found the missing piece it needs to move beyond relying solely on advertising.