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From iPhones to SciPhones

Scientists are developing iPhone apps that aid in research and that appeal to "citizen scientists" as well

March 18, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Where Are the Talking Robots?

Teaching a machine to speak has been a dream for decades. First, we have to figure out how we know what we know about language

March 10, 2011 — Joshua K. Hartshorne
Keep the Internet Fair

Keep the Internet Fair

The government's net neutrality compromise fell flat. Here's a simple fix

March 3, 2011 — THE EDITORS

Self-Aware Robots?

Journalist Charles Choi talks about work being done to make robots self-aware. Plus, we test your knowledge about some recent science in the news

March 2, 2011 — Steve Mirsky

Talking Science and the Google Science Fair [Video]

"We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated,” said President Obama in his recent State of the Union address, “but the winner of the science fair.”The first Google Science Fair, for which Scientific American is a partner, will do just that...

February 28, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina
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