There's more to it than smarter A.I.
All of the compression algorithms are based on outdated understanding of how the human ear works.
The Audeo captures electronic signals between the brain and vocal cords and synthesizes clear, spoken words
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
Communications expert Greta Stahl reveals the five keys to a great political speech
Say goodbye to grimy keyboards. Here are four innovations that merge man and machine
Ever wished Siri could just read your mind?
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
As the U.S. campaigns against terrorism, new technologies will move to the front lines.
And how AI could help them do it even better.
How fast did you read this story? This guy did it in 22 seconds.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
The web is crawling with jokes, hoaxes and more insidious fakes. Digital-image experts aim to develop foolproof detection tools, but until then, seeing is not believing
Basic animal sounds can work sort of like Morse code, containing specific messages.
Science of the Union.
If a few very smart neuroscientists are right, with enough number crunching and a powerful brain scanner, science can pluck pictures—and maybe one day even thoughts— directly from your brain
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
Plus some cheesy jokes from one of the world's most famous living physicists
Cloning the green goo's factories for producing light-sensitive proteins could lead to more effective treatments for certain types of blindness
As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
A new digital project helps Kenyan teens learn healthy behaviors
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.