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  1. In Sharp Rebuttal, Scientists Squash Hopes for 100 Percent RenewablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | Tech Review

    On Monday, a team of prominent researchers sharply critiqued an influential paper arguing that wind, solar, and hydroelectric power could affordably meet most of the nation's energy needs by 2055, saying it contained modeling errors and implausible assumptions that could distort public policy and spending decisions . The rebuttal appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the same journal that ran the original 2015 paper .


  2. Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot YetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | Tech Review

    Inside a brightly decorated lab at the University of California, Berkeley, an ordinary-looking robot has developed an exceptional knack for picking up awkward and unusual objects. What's stunning, though, is that the robot got so good at grasping by working with virtual objects.


  3. Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AIRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Tech Review

    A computer algorithm equipped with a form of artificial curiosity can learn to solve tricky problems even when it isn't immediately clear what actions might help it reach this goal. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an "intrinsic curiosity model" to make their learning algorithm work even when there isn't a strong feedback signal.


  4. Hotter Days Will Drive Global InequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Tech Review

    Extreme heat, it turns out, is very bad for the economy. Crops fail. People work less, and are less productive when they do work.


  5. Blood from Old Mice Makes Young Mice DecrepitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Tech Review

    Can transfusions of "young blood" make old people healthier? That's the hope of a few startup companies and some wish-to-live-forever billionaires who think transfusions from youngsters might delay aging. But scientists in California who invented a gadget to test the question say instead it's the harmful toxins in old people's blood that seem to be the problem.


  6. Innovator Under 35: Sergey LevineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | Tech Review

    While serving a nine-month stint at Google, Sergey Levine watched as the company's AlphaGo program defeated the world's best human player of the ancient Chinese game Go in March. Levine, a robotics specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, admired the sophisticated feat of machine learning but couldn't help focusing on a notable shortcoming of the powerful Go-playing algorithms.


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