Systems that offer reminders and assistance are creating “monitored independence”
The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major cyber disasters
Is consensual teen sexting a cause for concern?
The country’s cybercrime efforts are all seemingly state-sponsored and steal money that is then used to fund its cash-strapped government
Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills
A new debugging tool can pinpoint errors that cause neural networks to make mistakes
The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion
New algorithms show how very simple robots can be made to work together as a group
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
Opening the lab door to alternative education, therapeutic emotional support, special needs and behaviorally nonconforming students shows potential benefits that reach far beyond report cards...
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...