The computer has one million processors and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards
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.
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.
How algorithms designed to alleviate poverty can perpetuate it instead
A new machine-learning technique mimics the brain’s ability to adapt to new circumstances
More than two million internet respondents pondered dilemmas to consider in letting vehicles make moral choices
Paying attention to how algorithmic systems impact marginalized people worldwide is key to a just and equitable future
The synthetic material is faster to make than natural wood
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the Nobel Prize for finding ways to control and enhance laser light, leading to numerous common applications.
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.
Artificial intelligence is making it possible for anyone to manipulate audio and video. The biggest threat is that we stop trusting anything at all
The detectors aim to help oil and gas companies pinpoint methane leaks in their operations
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.
Terahertz millimeter-wave technology will screen passengers for bombs and suicide vests from 10 meters distance as they rush to make the next train
Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Light-controlled nanomaterials are revolutionizing sensor technology
New algorithms will enable personal devices to learn any topic well enough to debate it
Coming soon: the world overlaid with data
Understanding the latest innovations—and their challenges—will help society determine how to maximize their benefits
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world - a special report produced by Scientific American in collaboration with the World Economic Forum