When AI creates compelling art, the meaning of creativity gets blurred
An obscure mineral holds the promise of the most economical solar electricity of all time—if a few shortcomings can be overcome.
Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data
What will happen to your Facebook account when you die?
Most people expect that turning their phone’s location services off disables mobile surveillance, but there are ways apps can avoid or escape those restrictions
Recent headlines would have us believe that device-hooked teens are mentally and socially doomed. The reality isn't so simple
Most comparisons between human drivers and automated vehicles have been at best uneven—and at worst unfair
A fitness-tracking app’s ability to reveal supposedly clandestine locations is a reality check for people lax about protecting their security and privacy
An image-recognition smartphone app uses AI to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa identify up to five different diseases
Critics pan National Security Council call for the government to build its own high-speed wireless network
At the first Science Meets Congress event, Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, energy and innovation experts from academia, government and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about American's energy future.
As cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern
An algorithm originally designed to help robots move was useful in tackling an entirely different problem
Poor interface design clearly fails to address human errors
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week’s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns
The psychologist who helped draft a complaint letter to Apple weighs in with her opinion about phones and children
As CES gets into full swing in Las Vegas, one of the researchers responsible for part of last week’s security bombshell weighs in on the possible consequences
The FCC’s decision to kill the 2015 Open Internet Order hands more control to large broadband providers, but internet users have other options for getting online
Around the world people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology