Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.
A systems scientist breaks down the intricacies of making a machine that can fool humans into thinking it’s one of us
The InSight Mission will look at Mars's seismic activity and latent heat to find out more about how planets get made--and how humans might live there.
Drones, satellites and data analysis drive a new agricultural revolution
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
The Swedish furniture has become something of a benchmark for robotics engineers
New cars have amazing technology everywhere but the dashboard
A focus on costly space telescopes is hurting the field
Investigators will study video, design plans and the “accelerated bridge construction” method for clues
By pitting AIs against one another, tech companies are creating realistic computer-generated images
Artificial intelligence has staged a revival by starting to incorporate what we know about how children learn
Launching in April on a two-year primary mission, the observatory could ultimately discover 20,000 planets—some of which could be much like our own
Researchers can’t always tell exactly why something works but they can evaluate the outcome
The launch also marked the company’s first attempt to recover and reuse the fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket
These stretchy skins help robots move across rough surfaces, and potentially promote exploration and environmental monitoring.
Machines that learn like children provide deep insights into how the mind and body act together to bootstrap knowledge and skills
David N. Schwartz talks about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.
The Curiosity rover will return a Martian meteorite to the Red Planet
Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide
Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data