The Basic Physics of the Kilogram’s Fancy...
The kilogram is now based on energy changes in the quantum world rather than a physical object. Here's how that works.
The Unseen Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are...
The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain...
Abortion Bans Create a Public Health Nightmare
Making abortion mostly illegal will kick off an unintentional, vast experiment in public health—one where the...
Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped...
Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You're in luck: Stanford students have created a...
Why is Facebook doing robotics research?
It's a bit strange to hear that the world's leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say,...
This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on...
There's great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but...
The Physics of Mississippi Flood Control
Louisiana's Bonnet Carré Spillway diverts some of the Mississippi's floodwaters. But it also offers up a wealth of...
Inside Facebook’s New Robotics Lab, Where...
The social network has a plan to merge the worlds of artificial intelligence and real-world machines, so that both may...
Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions
It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the...
Inside Swamp Works, the NASA Lab Learning to Mine...
NASA's Swamp Works may be humans' best hope for figuring out how to live and work on other planets.
The Mystifying Case of the Missing Planets
There's a puzzling lack of planets slightly bigger than Earth, which is making astronomers rethink how planets form in...
Now Ocean Plastics Could Be Killing Oxygen-Making...
The toxins that leach into seawater severely affect bacteria that provide perhaps 20 percent of Earth's oxygen. That's...
5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into...
The FCC is clashing with scientists who argue that 5G networks could interfere with weather sensors and compromise...
Atmospheric Methane Levels Are Going Up—And No...
Levels of heat-trapping methane are rising faster than climate experts anticipated, triggering intense debate about why...
This Casino’s Microgrid Might Be the Future...
Fearing isolation in case of disaster, the Blue Lake Rancheria teamed with researchers to develop a one-of-a-kind...
The Quest to Make a Bot That Can Smell as Well as...
Scientists are trying to crack the code of how smell works—and create robots that can sniff out the world's secrets...
SpaceX Is Banking on Satellite Internet. Maybe It...
The first satellites of Elon Musk's mega-constellation Starlink are heading to space, but the satellite internet...
Google’s Translatotron converts one spoken...
Every day we creep a little closer to Douglas Adams' famous and prescient babelfish. A new research project from Google...
What’s So Special About Human Screams? Ask...
A better understanding of the acoustics of screaming could help scientists understand how and why humans shriek—and...
NASA Needs $1.6 Billion More to Send a Human to...
The space agency's new budget amendment has been called a "down payment" on what will be needed in future years to fund...