Jan 29, 2013 The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats, but disagree on the necessity of 4,000 new hires at a time of tight budgets. Plus, an academic journal on driverless cars gives a vision of the future, and it’s not all defensive driving.
Jan 7, 2013 Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Dec 31, 2012 Molly Wood of CNET gives her tech predictions for 2013, and Professor Andrew Schwartz describes research that helped a paraplegic woman control a robot arm with a brain implant.
Dec 27, 2012 The British government is plowing more public money into a miracle new substance. Graphene is said to be the lightest, thinnest and strongest material known to man. It was developed in Britain and could revolutionize high-tech manufacturing.
Nov 13, 2012 YouTube may slash funding to over half of its new channels and a plastic that repairs itself like skin heals itself, but faster.
Aug 31, 2012 We spend a third of our lives doing it -- or at least, we're supposed to. Eight hours a night -- we've been hearing that for years, but come on -- who can do that?
Aug 3, 2012 In his remarks yesterday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi compared the evolution of the euro to that of a bumblebee. Entomologists say that's a confusing metaphor.
Aug 3, 2012 If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Aug 1, 2012 The Fundamental Physics Prize is brand new and recognizes "transformative advances in the field." One of the winners, Alan Guth, talks about the big win.
Mar 5, 2013 The passing of astronaut Sally Ride is occasion to mark the gains women have made in math and science since her historic space flight, and reflect on the challenges that remain.