The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning to combat a long-standing decline in the number of editors.
Researchers examine how Uber steers its drivers’ behavior with its automated management system, despite its promise of being “your own boss.”
Brain control becomes a more practical way to control robots when the machines can do some things for themselves.
In the absence of energy storage, solar energy can’t grow without decreasing its own value.
A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
Augury’s gadget and iPhone app pay attention to ultrasonic sounds and vibrations to figure out what’s wrong with air conditioners and other big machines.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
By exploiting the plumbing of the Web, researchers have created a new way around online censorship that governments could struggle to shut down.
An achievement in tissue engineering suggests that people with damaged vocal cords could eventually get new ones.