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I am a science journalist based in Amsterdam, and am currently the editor of SuchScience.org. I have written about science, technology, politics, art, architecture, and more for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, New Scientist, BBC Future, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, IEEE Spectrum, Quartz, The Village Voice, CBS News Radio, and Frieze.
ATZE JAN VAN DER GOOT removes a laptop-size slab from a refrigerator and deposits it on a table with an icy thump. It's a reddish-brown mass, with clearly visible fibrous striations. And though it's half frozen, it's still pliable: You can pick away small pieces with your fingers, but it retains its shape, just like a hunk of frigid raw beef would....
Controlling objects with just your thoughts has been a dream of sci-fi from Â¿Star TrekÂ¿ to Star Wars, but in the past few years that dream has inched closer to reality. Brain-computer interfaces have allowed wheelchair-bound quadriplegics to move cursors on screens and monkeys to control robot arms.