The device will use artificial neurons and synapses to improve self-driving vehicle and drone performance
Researchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new bot uses feedback from sensors to stretch and fold dough
The breakthrough could lead to better data-storage devices and quantum computers
If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, we’ll need to invent something new
Online video serves the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations as a powerful tool for recruiting new members and inciting violence. A potential fix remains curiously in limbo
IBM AI expert Murray Campbell reflects on the machine’s long, bumpy road to victory over chess champ Garry Kasparov
Alison Gopnik, author of “Making AI Human” in Scientific American’s June issue describes the use of Bayesian statistics to outline how youngsters infer the basics of cause and effect.
The majority of apps running on Android and iOS smartphones report personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google, Facebook or Crashlytics
It pays to get the time spent on a device just right
Activity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Here's what Apple should fix before the next operating system update
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools
It’s tempting to think that any level of cost and inconvenience is sensible if it cuts the risk of an attack even a little. But risks, inherent in flying and even driving, can never be avoided entirely
All people had to do to stay safe from the global WannaCry ransomware attack was update their software. But people often don’t, for a number of specific reasons
“The Machine” research prototype is designed to tackle complex problems, but it’s a work in progress
The social media giant is making its speech artificial intelligence training data open source
Security upgrades for the National Health Service’s information technology systems have lagged behind for years
The Department of Homeland Security is weighing the possibility of expanding a ban on electronics larger than cell phones aboard U.S.-bound aircraft
This simple idea may be surprisingly secure