Ed Moses, director of the National Ignition Facility, explains how the facility works and how it could lead to fusion power.
Researchers at IBM have developed a computer system uses natural language techniques to process a question.
Bruno Van Wonterghem, NIF’s operations manager, shows off areas of the laser fusion facility that will be off-limits to the public.
This system, labeled “R” for robot guard, knows to wait behind objects and move in the shadows in order to successfully intercept an intruder (“I”).
A new vision system can identify objects within clutter.
In an interview with David Talbot, Technology Review’s chief correspondent, Stephen Wolfram describes what motivated him to launch Wolfram Alpha, how the “knowledge engine” works, and where it’s headed.
The bacteria propel the machine in different directions.
A new climbing robot quickly makes its way up a telephone pole.
This machine developed by researchers from McGill University, in Canada, makes ice sculptures by carefully laying down deposits of ice. Here it begins to build a snowflake sculpture. (The video is shown at five times normal speed.)
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are studying the impact of collisions between wayward robots and crash-test dummies. They hope to develop effective accident-prevention systems.