The machine-learning technique known as deep learning, which has shown impressive results in voice and image recognition, is finding new applications.
A robot capable of rolling on four wheels or walking on two legs shows the value of adaptability during the DARPA’s robot event.
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
A researcher envisions the ultimate cure for “range anxiety”: roadway-powered vehicles with modified on-board power receivers.
Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’s struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.
Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Manufactured materials could lead to breakthroughs in batteries, supercapacitors, and eventually carbon-capture systems.
With fresh funding from the Thiel Foundation, startup Medella is going up against Google and Microsoft to build a smart contact lens.