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
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Crewed flights of the Dragon spacecraft and preparations for the Big Falcon Rocket are on the agenda
Whether a success or a failure, the first test flight of the world's current most powerful rocket guarantees fireworks
The ambitious plan to send astronauts to lunar orbit has drawn skepticism
With electric self-warming jackets and new insulated fabrics, Team USA hopes to overcome record-setting chills
High-quality beams could be among the first practical applications of the booming field of topological physics
If successful, the rocket’s first test flight will include three boosters flying back to Earth
Most comparisons between human drivers and automated vehicles have been at best uneven—and at worst unfair
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.