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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
H.G. Wells’ “The World Set Free” imagined a bomb of terrifying, absolute power: a uranium-based hand grenade “that would explode indefinitely.” And the fantasy writer wasn’t so far from reality – the beginnings of the atomic bomb came only two and a half decades later. Atomic bombs have only been used twice in war. But with current tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalating, it’s worth asking how we got here.
Can an algorithm help prevent suicide?02:09
New discovery of water on Mars could help future missions to the planet00:58
Google and Amazon’s smart assistant battle and other highlights from CES 201803:37
5 science and tech predictions for 201803:13
From Orwell to Snowden: How Surveillance Became Normalized02:43
A brief history of the atomic bomb02:56