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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

Clicks, Lies and Videotape

Artificial intelligence is making it possible for anyone to manipulate audio and video. The biggest threat is that we stop trusting anything at all

October 1, 2018 — Brooke Borel

Antifreeze Surface Fights Ice with Ice

Patterning a surface with tiny stripes of ice prevents frost formation on the rest of the surface—a technique that could keep planes or roads frost-free. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 25, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata