Our 10 favorite images of the week
Our favorite science images of the week
Being both judgmental and generous has evolutionary benefits
Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger blows up an elephant tusk
SparkFun's annual autonomous vehicle competition pushes the limits of cheap tech
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
We're all familiar with images of lurching robots performing rote tasks on the factory production lines. But the capabilities of robots have evolved well beyond the banality of those grainy industrial films.
Ten students who are improving MRIs, cancer treatments and human-robot interaction--between classes, of course
The finalists will go on to Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno
The amazing lizard uses its hairy toes to defy gravity and its dynamic tail to always land on its feet if it falls. See how scientists are using the gecko's tricks to design better robots, spacesuits and—just maybe—Spiderman gloves
Focus is on research, not profits
We'll get a vaccine for addiction, debate the future of nuclear power, use new tech to take on water shortages, and-just maybe-find an extra dimension or two. Happy New Year
Toxin sniffers, missile jammers, dirty-bomb detectors: Will a new security arsenal make us safer?
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
He's making a car so smart it drives itself. Someday we may all travel that way.
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Behind the scenes at the DARPA Grand Challenge, the 142-mile robot race that died at mile 7
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.