It's happened before.
The 31st annual Best of What's New awards.
The year's most transformative products and discoveries.
New missions and discoveries on Earth, within our solar system and beyond are bringing us closer than ever to finding alien life on other planets
Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more
In just over 100 years, we've gone from the first powered flight to a scramjet capable of Mach 6. Amazing.
Follow along as Tim Cook and his crew take the stage to show off Apple's new stuff.
They felt the need for speed.
A.I. experts Andrew Ng and Eric Horvitz discuss the future of artificial intelligence
A project spanning robotics, computer science, developmental psychology, and machine learning aims to figure out how one-year-olds learn to interact with the world.
The Byzantine science of deceiving artificial intelligence.
Drones are learning the difference between a car and a tree--and how to make their next moves
What the heck are haptics and why do you want them?
The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it
There are 43 quintillion ways to scramble a cube. This AI can solve it in seconds.
But does CAPTCHA-cracking bring us closer to creating a machine brain?
Samsung Medison's new cancer-screening ultrasound
Look up, but not way up: Boeing's massive cargo carrier would fly very, very low indeed. Here's how. Monster at 20 ft.
How it works will shock you
Training artificial intelligence to write letters
The Tesla Model 3 made its debut, Nokia has a nifty new camera, and we start healing from the Emoji Movie.
Researchers are using our social posts to build thinking machines.
How a dedicated crew sets their watches to Mars time and drives Mars rover Opportunity from 100 million miles away
Introducing 'Big Sur,' the brains of A.I.
What does it take to prep humans for a trip to an asteroid or a martian moon? Starvation? Isolation? Recycling feces for food? NASA's newest astronauts begin a grueling training regimen this fall to find out
Energy-saving auto-dimming lights and gloves that know sign language were among the winners of this week's innovation contest
We drove two $200,000-plus Porsche 911s on the track. Here's what we discovered.
Plus, the future of bionic limbs
Post Intelligence is a project by two ex-Google execs to help you know what and when to Tweet.
A program for people who can't draw good
Amid a lot of trial and error
Data-mining tools are helping cops bust open online human trafficking
Most of today's AI is designed to solve specific problems
The Galaxy S8 smartphone can see, listen, and learn.
The robot's "brain" actually learned in a simulator.
Why not use a crazy sci-fi technology (quantum computing) to solve a classic crazy sci-fi problem (artificial intelligence)?
But can it make a half-caff venti non-fat caramel macchiato, extra foam?
Deep dish learning
One new program can identify human feelings
So it can recommend the best ones
Why humans, and by extension our machines, are so determined to “read” people.
Health companion robots are gaining ground for consumer households.
Game night might never be the same.
Director Andrew Stanton and production designer Nathan Crowley talk about Mars, John Carter, and building a 100-year-old science fiction universe
How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.
The automation of you
Computer vision can show you images you're actually looking for
You could live the dream and leave your laptop in your bag.
Plus, listen to the latest episode of the Techathlon podcast.
A crew of scientists and astronauts prepares to feed human colonists on the Red Planet
There's at least one big problem in the field.
Android P and all the other good stuff from Google's annual coder gathering.
Smaller iPhone X? Bigger iPhone X? Cheaper iPhone X? More expensive iPhone X? Let's find out!
Autonomous vehicles are usually conservative. This one screeches its tires.
Seven ideas that will correct NASA's trajectory and get Americans to love the space program again
After a year at sea, Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider has set the record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous robot.
A company has figured out how to leverage the power of unused processors for artificial intelligence
Dean Kamen and DARPA team up
Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet
iOS 12, ARKit, and all the shiny new stuff from Apple.
The architecture on display in Shanghai is diverse, at times beautiful, often surprising and always interesting. Here are 35 favorite pavilions after my first day
In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.
The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber
But no, we're not DOOMed
How we can keep jobs for humans in an age of thinking machines
Spend your lunch break watching the Google livestream as the new products debut.
Catch up on the week's biggest tech news.
November 1939: A Popular Science issue so beautifully strange, "red demons" don't even make the list.
Top picks from the editors at Cycle World.
Come play the podcast that's so much fun, you'll forget you're learning.
From Google, Clara Labs, and more
The machine helps the users, and the users help the machine
Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher.
The biggest trends, good and bad, shaping robotics right now
Use Deep Graffiti before you tag
Battle of the Go bots
An improved way of learning about neural networks
Carol Reiley, president of Drive.ai, wants cars to talk to us
These vehicles are ugly and eye-catching and that's the point.
See our gallery for a look at the future of toys
Walking, self-contained, adult-size robots are commonplace in robotics labs in Japan and South Korea, but there's only one made here. Why are we falling behind?
Doug Wheelock is the first proud bearer of the NASA Explorer badge
These are the gadgets and other tech that set the pace for the year that will be 2011
Architecture and design firms are remaking the playground in ways you'd never expect
The GPS-stabilized Phantom isn't exactly a toy, but that doesn't stop it from being serious fun.
Dry clean only, do not wash or tumble dry
Measuring motion in the water is complex. This is how Apple's wearable does it.
Hear a robot make a call, see a robot go for a run, and make fun of old tech in this week's collection of tech stories.
GDPR happened, Alexa had a butt dial scandal, and enter the Twitter time machine.
Is there any '80s videogame that machines can't win?
In a high-tech kitchen laboratory in Seattle, Nathan Myhrvold is putting the finishing touches on Modernist Cuisine, his obsessive 2,438-page cookbook documenting the future of food. I recently visited for a futuristic breakfast