Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
But will it find the warp zones?
You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.
University of Vienna researchers analyze how and why a young elephant learned to imitate human speech.
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
Take a look in a book.
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Dr. Rat will sniff you now
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.
We see no reason to doubt this.
It can stab in 60 different ways
Canines can detect poachers' contraband, but the job puts them in danger.
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
The adolescent brain is setting the stage for adulthood
The new Hawk-Eye Tennis Officiating System is bringing high drama and high tech to the tradition-bound tournament
Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?