New research seeks to improve the effectiveness of unmanned aerial vehicles in search and rescue operations
Researchers combined laboratory and simulated experiments on 3-D-printed wings to find the ideal wing shape
On its own, the neural network seems to recap a process experienced by human infants
They will have to overcome the challenges of America’s convenient single-stream recycling system
Algorithms learned to sift ultrasonic rat squeaks from other noise, which could help researchers who study rodents’ emotional states. Lucy Huang reports.
How machines could learn creativity and common sense, among other human qualities
Quadruped robots simulate their skills before going out in the real world
Scientific American 's chief features editor Seth Fletcher talks about his book Einstein's Shadow, an account of the long effort to image a black hole that recently came to fruition...
AI and supercomputing are rapidly shifting the way disaster planners, regulators and insurers gauge climate hazards
Known for climate change work, the pioneer says global warming, AI and genetic engineering are self-inflicted threats to humanity
The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers
Floods dump tons of pathogen-laden manure into U.S. waterways, often from hard-to-identify farms
NYU’s “Sounds of New York City” project listens to the city—and then, with the help of citizen scientists, teaches machines to decode the soundscape. Jim Daley reports. ...
How to make sure noninvasive neural interfaces stay that way
We don't yet know what the immersion in technology does to our brains, but one neuroscientist says the answer is likely to be that there's good, there's bad, and it's complex.
Imagine a single trained operator making a bridge, home or barracks
It leads users down rabbit holes
By tracking duetting choir singers, researchers found that when an individual singer's pitch drifts off tune their partner’s tend to too. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The traces we leave on the Web and on our digital devices can give advertisers and others surprising, and sometimes disturbing, insights into our psychology
At a sports technology conference, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addressed issues including an automated strike zone and advanced analytics.