How AI is helping to recreate childhood memories

What do you do with a cherished memory that has no record — not even a photo or a video?  This Spanish company, Domestic Data Streamers, might help. They’ve harnessed artificial intelligence to turn fading recollections into visual or “synthetic” memories. The end product isn’t quite a photo — or art. But it’s helping people reconnect with their pasts.

Illustration by Megan J. Goff.

Tracking atrocities in Sudan: ‘The world has become significantly less anonymous for war criminals’

Conflict & Justice
People carrying lanterns watch the sky at night during the annual Perseid meteor shower in El Escorial, outside Madrid, Aug. 13, 2015.

This Senegalese astronomer is helping NASA measure asteroids in space

Science & Technology
A giant robotic arm loads pallets full of chainsaws prepared for shipping at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va.

The Italian job: Part II

In this image made from a NASA livestream, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft crashes into an asteroid

NASA spacecraft successfully crashes into asteroid during space defense test

Science & Technology
Barcelona’s MareNostrum 4 supercomputer is one of the fastest in the world

Barcelona’s supercomputer MareNostrum is one of the world’s fastest. It’s about to get a massive upgrade.


In a few months, the MareNostrum 4 will be replaced by the 5. It will be able to compute in one hour what the 4 needed an entire year to complete.

This combo of images released by NASA shows a side-by-side comparison of observations of the Southern Ring Nebula in near-infrared light, at left, and mid-infrared light, at right, from the Webb Telescope

New images from NASA telescope give a never-before-seen look into the cosmos

The newly released images from the James Webb Space Telescope show dancing galaxies and the death of a shooting star.

A woman walks past a new anti-US mural on the wall of former US Embassy portraying the interception of Global Hawk US drone by Iran in Persian Gulf, after an unveiling ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. 

Ladder theory: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into why the destruction of drones is treated as less of an attack.

A nurse prepares a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination at the Kiswa Health Center III in the Bugolobi neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. 

Why auto-disable syringes are key to vaccinating the world


In late 2021, UNICEF projected a shortfall of up to 2 billion auto-disable syringes needed for COVID-19 vaccines this year. Companies like Revital Health Care, in Kenya, are working around the clock to fill the gaps. 

An advertisement of Bitcoin, one of the cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

‘It’s a casino operation’: As Turkish lira falls, some Turks turn to cryptocurrency


Millions of people in Turkey are turning to risky cryptocurrency investments in the hopes of protecting their savings or bringing in a side income. But economist Steve Hanke calls it a “casino operation.” “They’re not really investments,” he said.