Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?
Berlin conference spotlights world-shaping science
The computer has one million processors and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards
How algorithms designed to alleviate poverty can perpetuate it instead
Researchers are developing wristbands and apps to predict moods—but the technology has pitfalls as well as promise
It might sound scary, but the ‘dark web’ is not much different from the rest of the internet
A new machine-learning technique mimics the brain’s ability to adapt to new circumstances
Physicists say this futuristic, super-secure network could be useful long before it reaches technological maturity
More than two million internet respondents pondered dilemmas to consider in letting vehicles make moral choices
Paying attention to how algorithmic systems impact marginalized people worldwide is key to a just and equitable future
A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe, including one from Mongolia on horse dentistry.
New techniques that dig more deeply into genetic databases may soon make the anonymity of their customers’ DNA impossible to safeguard
Evidence behind a digital tech intervention remains scant
It will make 4G phones seem positively quaint
Artificial intelligence is making it possible for anyone to manipulate audio and video. The biggest threat is that we stop trusting anything at all
Terahertz millimeter-wave technology will screen passengers for bombs and suicide vests from 10 meters distance as they rush to make the next train
Developers are perfecting programs meant to run on quantum computers
New algorithms will enable personal devices to learn any topic well enough to debate it
Coming soon: the world overlaid with data
Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it?