Design principles derived from observing fruit flies may lead to better self-driving cars and improved Parkinson’s treatment
How does the laser technology that earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics come into our everyday lives?
Will artificial intelligence be your next ER doctor?
The U.S. has been slow to embrace the technology, even though Japan and China are zooming ahead
Modeling the physics of bird jumping is helping engineers make more mobile machines
Can dam releases that mimic natural flows restore the Grand Canyon ecosystem?
Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Broadcom MASTERS competition gives middle schoolers a chance to step from behind science fair posters and up to a series of hands-on challenges as part of a team
An app could help those with face blindness but has raised concerns among privacy experts
What’s changed since my first Scientific American column
Doris Tsao mastered facial recognition in the brain. Now she’s looking to determine the neural code for everything we see
Will a general algorithm that masters chess, go and shogi succeed as well for games with less-defined rules?
Engineers are using sophisticated models to clean plastic debris from oceans, optimize airflow in smog-filled cities, and make vehicles lighter and more efficient.
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world
A novel technique can predict foggy conditions an hour before they appear
Instead, researchers suggest injecting fluid cement or water below ground to lift the entire city
Researchers fly the first atmospheric aircraft to use space-proven ionic thrust technology
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...