DARPA’s claimed breakthrough in sensory prosthetics taps directly into the brain to send and receive signals
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A philosopher worries about computers’ ever accelerating abilities to outpace human skills
While many provisions of the proposed agreement expire after 15 years, the dynamics of the Middle East are shifting too quickly to predict what lies in store
A new power plant offshore converts the temperature difference between sea surface and deep waters into electricity
Research and development in human–robot trust is the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, but faith in machines can often be misplaced
Close encounters between aircraft pilots and unlicensed drones in the U.S...
Three nationwide design teams reveal realistic plans to massively rebuild the disintegrating delta
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
Private funding for the Arecibo Observatory—the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world—may be a poison pill
Terrafugia’s latest car–plane mashup concept would cut the flying car learning curve
Steel strut holding down a bottle of high-pressure helium snapped during ascent, though Dragon capsule would have survived if not for software glitch
Entrepreneur and former physicist Yuri Milner talks about the just-announced $100-million Breakthrough Listen Project to search for extraterrestrial technological civilizations ...
Iran’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons will not be the last challenge faced in a journey that began with the world’s first fission bomb test during World War II
At 8:52 P.M. Eastern time, July 14, 2015, an all's-well signal from the New Horizons spacecraft finished its 4.5-hour, three-billion-mile trip from near Pluto through the solar system to alert mission control on Earth that it was in working order and had succeeded in gathering data ...
At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...