In this week's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Weekly, world government perspectives on the AI "arms race"; Amtrak's plans to install positive train control; and more progress on autonomous ships.
In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, how nanotech may improve airport security screening; nanoparticles helping heal after a spinal cord injury; spiders making stronger silk when they've eaten graphene; and the first-ever graphene dress.
The Hill – A major pharmaceutical company lied and bypassed normal processes to push opioids on to patients who didn't need them, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
MIT Technology Review – On Monday, the California gene-hunting company Human Longevity published a paper making the bold claim that it can identify individuals using their genomes to predict what their faces looks like.
National Institutes of Health – The NIH has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence, a program that supports large research projects aimed at understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder.