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Tech's Brain Effect: It's Complicated

We don't yet know what the immersion in technology does to our brains, but one neuroscientist says the answer is likely to be that there's good, there's bad, and it's complex.

March 25, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Phone Hacking Fears and Facts

The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy

February 1, 2019 — Larry Greenemeier

"Rectenna" Converts Wi-Fi to Electricity

Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 30, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Batteries: Beyond Lithium

The lithium-ion batteries that underpin so much modern technology are nearing their developmental limits, which is why battery scientists are looking beyond lithium.

December 10, 2018
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine