A tough but flexible bot unfurls like a plant using a pressurized plastic tube to inch through rugged environments.
Models similar to those used to track disease show what happens when too much information hits social media networks
A moving web of sensor-laden vehicles and smart intersections will transform how we get around town
The technology is currently being tested at a busy intersection in New York City
Studies show that if geoengineering works, it will be imperfect
Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.
Proponents say the systems’ precise techniques may help speed patient recovery
The reclusive country’s latest provocation could pose a strategic threat not only to North Korea's neighbors, but also the U.S.
Increased testing of quantum computing techniques will open the door to solving new kinds of problems
Reducing the platinum in fuel-cell catalysts could help bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to the mass market
Quantum bits, aka qubits, can simultaneously encode 0 and 1. But multicolored photons could enable even more states to exist at the same time, ramping up computing power. Christopher Intagliata reports.
AI now matches or exceeds the ability of experts in medicine and other fields to interpret what they see
When the Oroville Dam spillway cracked and failed after a wet California winter, a team of scientists created a one fiftieth–scale model of the damaged concrete and eroded hillside to help guide the reconstruction.
Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical
Technology far exceeded expectations in LISA Pathfinder test
Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste
Artificial-leaf technology converts carbon dioxide to fuels and more
Innovations that are on the verge of making a difference to society
Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?
Massive, flexible blades would bend with storm winds like the palm trees that inspired them