Black patients lose out on critical care when systems equate health needs with costs
A gigantic fish from the Amazon has incredibly tough scales—and materials scientists are looking to them for bulletproof inspiration. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Officials pressure wireless companies so first responders and residents can communicate and save lives
Researchers search for ways to put today’s small noisy quantum systems to work
Small tweaks, not deep physical insight, can lead to a better mousetrap
Experts warn that new technology makes it easier to covertly produce WMDs
Clusters of decentralized units could be used in search and rescue operations or drug delivery
A small patch of graphene on human skin seemed to block the mosquitoes’ ability to sense certain molecules that trigger a bite. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The nation wants to make its AI industry dominant by 2030
The soft wearable could prove useful for military applications, emergencies and medical rehabilitation
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
Major technological shifts are fewer and farther between than they once were
Droplets filled with nanoparticles behave just like bar magnets
Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon.
The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A combination of two technologies could vastly improve food safety
Thin, flat metalenses could replace bulky glass for manipulating light