Ultra-low-power sensors carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding.
The new design could help the robot explore disaster zones and other dangerous environments.
Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.
Device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect wireless signals from being intercepted and jammed.rn
New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.
MIT researchers have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high manoeuvrability and precise control.
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can identify a musical genre just like a human would.
A new study performed at MIT suggests that children remain very skilled at learning the grammar of a new language much longer than expected.
Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.
Scientists pick up signals from an explosion of electromagnetic energy that occurred when a black hole ripped apart a passing star.
Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to new research.
The scientists have traced the signals to just 180 million years after the Big Bang, making the detection the earliest evidence of hydrogen yet observed.
A significant hangup on the way to portable artificial intelligence has been the neural synapse, which has been particularly tricky to reproduce in hardware. Until now.
Three questions for the designer of a video game in line with the times.
Researchers at MIT have developed a system that can read a person's emotions, even hidden ones, at a distance.
How many cumulative hours have you wasted waiting for your chat partner to respond to you? A new program created by an MIT Ph.D. student offers an opportunity to make your instant message intermissions as productive as possible.
Scientists have broaden the criteria for what makes a planet hospitable. Researchers dispute that even if a planet were tilted on its side, it could sustain life, so long as its surface is covered in water.
Cancer deaths in the US are down 20% since they peaked in 1991, a new American Cancer Association study reports. That’s very good news, no matter how you assess the data. […]
A tribute to Aaron Swartz, the young hero of freedom for information, driven to his death on Friday by the US Department for Justice
RIP Aaron Swartz, you will not be forgotten.
In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share an article written by my former colleague Ross Robertson for EnlightenNext magazine called “A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21stCentury.” […]
The Chinese can’t innovate, right? All that rote learning drummed into their cerebellums from birth. Cloning, now that’s a Chinese forte. It makes a comforting chestnut for Americans looking just over the horizon at what the […]
Near the end of his 2001 book, Does America Need a Foreign Policy?, Henry Kissinger quotes Otto von Bismarck’s observation about the limits of diplomacy: “The best a statesman can […]
The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, characterized “cyber” as an “existential threat to the United States of America” in a recent issue of Fortune […]