The Inflation Reduction Act could push climate change tech into the future
If the Senate spending bill becomes law, climate change tech that seems like science fiction could get the tax credits and research dollars needed to develop.
Lifeguard drones can save lives. But U.S. beaches might not buy them.
The drones navigate to struggling swimmers quickly, when a delay of seconds could be the difference between life and death. In Spain they're being used on nearly two dozen beaches.
Fighter pilots will don augmented reality helmets for training
Air Force pilots will soon wear the advanced helmets to fight imaginary enemies.
Surgeons use virtual reality techniques to separate conjoined twins
Twins Arthur and Bernardo Lima, conjoined at the brain, were separated by surgeons in Britain and Brazil using virtual reality techniques.
Slowly but surely, robots will wind up in our clothes
Researchers across the world are pioneering advances in robotic textiles that will allow the clothes we wear to keep us healthy and improve daily life.
The fight between authors and librarians tearing book lovers apart
Publishers are suing the Internet Archive over an online book lending program. But the case could limit the ways libraries lend books online.
Europe is overheating. This climate-friendly AC could help.
Heat pumps are efficient and eco-friendly. So why are they so rarely used?
These robots were trained on AI. They became racist and sexist.
Researchers trained robots on artificial intelligence exhibited racist and sexist behavior, bringing concerns for the future of automation.
The never-ending quest to predict crime using AI
AI keeps trying to predict crime. But it comes with predictable problems — like racism.
The machine behind the ‘God particle’ is on the hunt for dark matter
Researchers at CERN are firing up the Large Hadron Collider for the third time, hoping to discover dark matter.
They waited years to make the hajj. A web portal could stop them.
Saudi Arabia abruptly introduced a single online portal, Motawif, to book travel for the Hajj. It's botched rollout has likely robbed many pilgrims of making the journey.
Earthquake tech could limit deaths. Afghanistan shows it’s not easy.
Researchers are building algorithmic tools to better predict earthquakes and give people more time to flee. But structural challenges remain.
There’s a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist.
Billionaires, politicians and philanthropists say sucking carbon out of the air and storing it underground could stem climate change. Critics fiercely disagree.
This Styrofoam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis
As the garbage crisis escalates, scientists across the world are trying to find bacteria and bugs that consume trash. A Styrofoam-eating worm is the latest.
This AI model tries to re-create the mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The model, called Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is based on 27 years of Ginsburg’s legal writings and speeches on the Supreme Court.
How the 3D-printing community worldwide is aiding Ukraine
Facing shortages on the battlefield, Ukrainian soldiers get supplies they need to survive the war from 3D printers across the world.
Inside the Pentagon’s long debate: Do gamers make good troops?
The military is embracing video gaming culture, but faces internal challenges and outside criticism.
This machine could make many more livers available for transplant
Swiss researchers have created a machine that could store a liver for up to 10 days outside a body, and still keep it viable for transplant, transforming a decades-old process.
Their cryptocurrencies crashed the market. Now they’re back at it.
The company behind TerraUSD and Luna, which sparked a crypto market collapse last month, minted a new coin over the weekend. Critics are furious.
Inside the race to master supersonic air travel
Nearly 20 years after the Concorde jet failed, plane-makers are still trying to master high-speed flights.