An app could help those with face blindness but has raised concerns among privacy experts
What’s changed since my first Scientific American column
Doris Tsao mastered facial recognition in the brain. Now she’s looking to determine the neural code for everything we see
Will a general algorithm that masters chess, go and shogi succeed as well for games with less-defined rules?
Engineers are using sophisticated models to clean plastic debris from oceans, optimize airflow in smog-filled cities, and make vehicles lighter and more efficient.
A novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world
Instead, researchers suggest injecting fluid cement or water below ground to lift the entire city
Researchers fly the first atmospheric aircraft to use space-proven ionic thrust technology
The computer has one million processors and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards
Researchers have created a 'modular' robot which can analyze its environment and reconfigure itself to overcome obstacles and achieve tasks. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
Metal-organic frameworks are compounds that are set to solve some tough challenges: producing water in the desert, removing greenhouse gases from the air and storing dangerous gases more safely.
How algorithms designed to alleviate poverty can perpetuate it instead
A new machine-learning technique mimics the brain’s ability to adapt to new circumstances
More than two million internet respondents pondered dilemmas to consider in letting vehicles make moral choices
Paying attention to how algorithmic systems impact marginalized people worldwide is key to a just and equitable future
The synthetic material is faster to make than natural wood
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the Nobel Prize for finding ways to control and enhance laser light, leading to numerous common applications.
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland share the 2018 physics Nobel for their work with lasers that have led to numerous practical applications, such as eye surgery.