Social media bots promote unproved benefits of e-cigarettes
Quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate
Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach
It’s called decoherence—but while a breakthrough solution seems years away, there are ways of getting around it
Researchers trained a neural network to scrutinize high school essays and sniff out ghostwritten papers. Christopher Intagliata reports.
It leads users down rabbit holes
Virtual assistants are getting smarter. Let's think about how that will play out
Tech experts can’t guarantee it’s safe
The materials used in iPhones and Tesla cars need not become a long-term casualty of a U.S.-China trade war
Rethinking computation casts light on free will, intelligence and more
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.
Quadruped robots simulate their skills before going out in the real world
How machines could learn creativity and common sense, among other human qualities
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