Some of the brightest minds in science and tech think we need a plan to keep humans safe from supersmart machines
The reason why many doctors find EHRs difficult to use might be that the software wasn't properly tested, research suggests
Encryption fix begins in preparation for arrival of futuristic computers
The online encyclopedia hosted a conference to enlist the help of scientists and reduce disputes about the quality of entries
New research suggests that one of humanity’s most important inventions can be improved
A philosopher worries about computers’ ever accelerating abilities to outpace human skills
Amazon and other companies face key technology and regulatory hurdles before drone delivery is possible
Are you ready for supersmart AI to make your decisions for you?
Emerging data suggests the seemingly impossible—that mysterious new genes arise from “junk” DNA
A cunning experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of quantum "spookiness," a concept that galled Einstein
Research and development in human–robot trust is the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, but faith in machines can often be misplaced
Two neuroscientists discuss how blue light negatively affects health and sleep patterns
Tech-savvy learners can gear up for the new school year without overspending
Acoustic metamaterial can sort sounds according to their direction
The emergence of mobile “assistive” technologies, influenced heavily by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago, marks a major step forward for people with disabilities, unlocking unprecedented new possibilities for communication, navigation and independence...
After years of downplaying threats, carmakers are forced to admit that their vehicles are vulnerable to serious cybersecurity attacks
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor makes the case that critics of big data are wrong—abundant information and our ability to process it really is leading to a revolution...
What is the information storage capacity of Earth, and how full is it today? The answer tells us surprising things about the growth of order in the universe
Steel strut holding down a bottle of high-pressure helium snapped during ascent, though Dragon capsule would have survived if not for software glitch
The biologist Deborah Gordon has uncovered how ant colonies search efficiently without central organization, an insight that might improve computer networks