Neural Dust is a Step Towards Nexus

The team that brought us the first neurally remote controlled beetle has a new paper out today proposing a huge step forward in brain-computer interfaces. In an article published the arXiv Quantitative Biology archive, Dongjin Seo, Michael Maharbiz, and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley… » 7/16/13 9:23pm 7/16/13 9:23pm

The Cyborg Age is Upon Us

We live in a world full of cyborgs, though most of us don't notice it. » 6/06/13 8:03pm 6/06/13 8:03pm

Expanding the Planet's Limits

This is part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against. Here, we look at the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems. » 5/01/13 12:09pm 5/01/13 12:09pm

The Limits of the Earth

This is part one of a two-part series on the limits of human growth and prosperity on planet Earth. Both parts are based on Ramez Naam’s new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. You can also read part two. » 4/29/13 12:57pm 4/29/13 12:57pm