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Transforming Robot Changes Shape at Will

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.

November 5, 2018 — Nature Video

A Material to Save the World?

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.

November 5, 2018

The Harm That Data Do

Paying attention to how algorithmic systems impact marginalized people worldwide is key to a just and equitable future

October 24, 2018 — Joanna Redden

Nobel in Physics for Controlling Laser Light

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.

October 2, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

20% off Scientific American Health & Medicine

20% off Scientific American Health & Medicine