A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars.
And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?
One of the last bastions of human mastery over computers is about to fall to the relentless onslaught of machine learning algorithms.
Fully autonomous weapons should be outlawed before they are developed, says a human-rights scholar.
Structural weakness forces Boeing to retrofit the 787 Dreamliner.
Antisocial behavior online can make people’s lives miserable. So an algorithm that can spot trolls more quickly should be a boon, say the computer scientists who developed it.
Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.