Latest from Matt McFarland

NASA’s new electric plane could be a significant step toward a cleaner era of aviation

The X-57 will feature 14 electric motors and be quieter than a typical plane.
  • Jun 16, 2016

How to get a free ride in a self-driving shuttle this summer

Local Motors is beginning to test its self-driving shuttle outside Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 16, 2016

The city where cyclists have buttons on their bikes to report unsafe streets

It's easier than ever to figure out which locations are dangerous for cyclists.
  • Jun 14, 2016

This computer is selecting sound effects for silent videos that seem so real humans can’t tell they’re fake

MIT researchers train a computer to pair the right sound with a silent video.
  • Jun 13, 2016

What happens when your search engine is first to know you have cancer

Microsoft researchers show how Web searchers can be used to identify pancreatic cancer.
  • Jun 10, 2016

Why America’s drone problem may not be as bad as some think

A new report finds that drone pilots appear to be flying more carefully.
  • Jun 7, 2016

Google’s computers are creating songs. Making music may never be the same.

Artificial intelligence is making it possible to create new songs in just seconds.
  • Jun 6, 2016

Even cowboy jobs may not be safe from robots

An Australian professor is building a robot to keep an eye on livestock.
  • Jun 4, 2016

What you are doing online and other top findings from an exhaustive study of the Internet

Mary Meeker's annual report is a telling look at how we spend our time online.
  • Jun 1, 2016