Could we finally detect the elusive Unruh effect?
Meet the power plant of the future.
Here’s how it works.
Today, we could use Big Data to radically reform democracy. Tomorrow, we could build nanofabricators and usher in an era of abundance. Is society ready?
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod saved countless lives, but some religious leaders denounced his invention.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
An optical telescope with a massive 20-foot (6-meter) mirror has an eye-popping price tag of $11 billion.
On Nov. 13, 1946, a scientist dropped crushed dry ice from a plane into supercooled stratus clouds.
Assume we can make new thylacines, mammoths, diprotodons, or sabre-tooth cats. Great. Now where do we put them?
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.
Da Vinci dreamed up a helicopter 400 years before they actually existed. Now, engineers have brought his design to life, but with a twist.
According to surveys, approximately half of artificial intelligence experts believe that general AI will emerge by 2060.
Outfitted with wheels and rotors, the bot can morph from a land drone into a quadcopter in seconds.
A new treatment helped frogs regenerate their amputated legs – taking science one step closer to helping people regrow their body parts, too
Scientists looked for ways to trigger the “build whatever normally was here” signal for cells at the site of a wound.
For a long time, important events could only be visualized retroactively through paintings. Photography allowed us to capture history as — or sometimes even before — it happened.
Math offers good evidence that humans can solve any problem — as long as there’s money in it.
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.
With a new telescope on the horizon, we reflect on the best pictures of space that came before.
It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
Hope springs eternal.
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
Are we really only a moment away from "The Singularity," a technological epoch that will usher in a new era in human evolution?