The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.
Ten titles that inspired Technology Review to publish its own collection of sci-fi stories.
Comparing electric and gas-powered versions of the same car show the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
University of Calgary researchers create new method for making water-splitting catalysts using abundant metals.
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Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.