Une fois n’est pas coutume, qu’il me soit permis en cette période pascale de reprendre tel quel (en anglais) un article de la MIT Technology Review qui présente 10 technologies de rupture. Les domaines sont variés (transport, énergie, usages du numérique,…) mais biologie-santé en génère 3 (redonner la mobilité à un paralysé, thérapie génique 2.0, atlas des cellules).
Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away
Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers?
Paying with Your Face
Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals. Will other countries follow?
Practical Quantum Computers
Advances at Google, Intel, and several research groups indicate that computers with previously unimaginable power are finally within reach.
The 360-Degree Selfie
Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.
Hot Solar Cells
By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power.
Gene Therapy 2.0
Scientists have solved fundamental problems that were holding back cures for rare hereditary disorders. Next we’ll see if the same approach can take on cancer, heart disease, and other common illnesses.
The Cell Atlas
Botnets of Things
The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse.
By experimenting, computers are figuring out how to do things that no programmer could teach them.