A proposed “proof” is probably a bust–but even failed attempts can advance computer science.
Amazon’s newest warehouse is testing the limits of automation and human-machine collaboration.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.
The device could help caregivers anticipate meltdowns in autistic children.
Neurobiologists have shown that brain signals from multiple animals can be combined to perform certain tasks better than a single brain.
Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.
A biotech company believes it can create the first effective T-cell vaccines. If it is right, it would redefine infectious medicine.
The compact, speed-limited vehicles being tested by Google might have a better chance at success than automated versions of conventional cars.
Cheap, simple water filters made of plant xylem could dramatically reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases in places without access to clean drinking water, say engineers.