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  • US-built EV batteries, and California’s monkeypox emergency

    US-built EV batteries, and California's monkeypox emergency

    The news: The US Senate Democrats released a bill last week that could significantly cut the country’s carbon emissions. One of the bill’s key components is an extension of electric vehicle tax credits, which are designed to help push adoption of EVs by giving buyers $7,500 credit towards purchasing a qualifying new electric vehicle, or […]

  • Plus: The system behind organ transplants is in urgent need of overhaul

    Plus: The system behind organ transplants is in urgent need of overhaul

    The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Chipmakers are already scrapping for the $52 billion CHIPS fundingWhile the cash is a welcome boost to the industry, the struggle is far from over. (FT $) 2 The software that manages organ transplants is dangerously outdatedExasperated transplant doctors […]

  • TikTok’s parent company’s new app reportedly pushed pro-China messaging to Americans

    TikTok's parent company's new app reportedly pushed pro-China messaging to Americans

    When Liu Yang started his current job, he found it hard to go back to driving his own car: “I instinctively went for the passenger seat. Or when I was driving, I would expect the car to brake by itself,” says the 33-year-old Beijing native, who joined the Chinese tech giant Baidu in January 2021 […]

  • The semiconductor bill is uniting political rivals

    Monkeypox is in Bay Area wastewater

    The news: Last month, Stanford’s Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network, or SCAN, added monkeypox to the suite of viruses it checks wastewater for daily. Since then, the virus has been detected in 10 of the 11 sewer systems that SCAN tests, including those in Sacramento, Palo Alto, and several other cities in California’s Bay Area. Why […]

  • Donald Trump’s online fans are contradicting and confusing each other

    Donald Trump's online fans are contradicting and confusing each other

    Spoiler alert: our annual Innovators Under 35 list isn’t actually about what a small group of smart young people have been up to (although that’s certainly part of it.) It’s really about where the world of technology is headed next. As you read about the problems this year’s winners have set out to solve, you’ll […]

  • Plus: Why we need smarter cities and not “smart cities”

    Plus: Why we need smarter cities and not "smart cities"

    The ad reads like an offer of salvation: Cancer kills many people. But there is hope in Apatone, a proprietary vitamin C–based mixture, that is “KILLING cancer.” The substance, an unproven treatment that is not approved by the FDA, is not available in the United States. If you want Apatone, the ad suggests, you need […]

  • Massive data centers are creeping into cities

    Massive data centers are creeping into cities

    You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one of its millions of cameras. The Chinese company’s products can be found anywhere from police surveillance systems to baby monitors in more than 190 countries. Its ability to make decent-quality products at cheap prices (as well as its ties […]