A new approach allows “smart” machines to understand sounds other than speech
Few petroleum-powered cars have ever surpassed 400 miles per hour. Now a group of students plans to do it in an electric vehicle
Your PC can accomplish any computing task you ask of it. Why isn't the same true for robots?
Tiny, ubiquitous sensors will allow us to index the physical world the way the Web maps cyberspace
The military, short on linguists, is building smart phone–based devices to do the job
From solar power to powering our planet with garbage, Scientific American explores ideas that would improve our planet