The Ocean Discovery XPrize competition announces its semifinalists
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The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.
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
Where to go if you want to clone mules, hunt aliens, or just build a better videogame
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
Underwater robot may help scientists detect life on other planets
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
Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the boundary between man and machine is quickly disappearing. PLUS: A gallery of today's most mind-blowing 'bots
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
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
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.
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?
Coming to German sewer pipes this summer: Robotic snake inspectors.
9/11 fanned fears of more terror attacks by air. But our 95,000 miles of coast may be much more permeable. Here's the new defense strategy.