Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
Winning this mechanized shoving match takes the right mix of might and agility—or at least a robot that works when switched on
A new type of micro aerial vehicle saves precious power by perching on leaves or walls instead of hovering
Competitors are racing to answer Elon Musk’s call to create a capsule that can carry commuters at the speed of sound. M.I.T. unveiled its entry on Friday
Automated surgical systems still need hand-holding, but one system holds its own against humans
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
The social media giant is introducing chatbots to help advertisers reach Messenger’s 900 million users
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter for the first time used unmanned aircraft to help it navigate the frozen continent’s icy inlet during a crucial summertime mission
Autonomous vehicles could meet current safety standards, but only if they include standard features found in traditional models
DARPA’s new “Improv” program encourages hackers to weaponize common gadgets to help anticipate the next big threats
A debate in New York City tries to settle the question
Smart Bat sensor captures swing data and reenacts the motion on a smartphone app. Larry Greenemeier reports.
The tech company could continue to move more security features into its iPhone processors and has hired a secure messaging specialist
The company is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department as other iPhone-related cases wait in the wings
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California paid $17,000 to regain access to their patient digital information and other data held hostage.
Tim Cook defies demands to decrypt the San Bernardino terrorism suspect's iPhone. Yet it is unclear that cracking an iPhone 5c will impact newer, more secure models
Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology
Although the method of a hack attack can be deciphered, the culprits often remain a mystery
What does the future hold for the world’s largest online encyclopedia?
The recent underground test and subsequent earthquake are roughly the same as North Korea’s previous nukes