Why Siri needs more Star Trek
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel looks back to look forward.
Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool, but it threatens our privacy. Fortunately, there is a way forward. To ...
Can entanglement make communication safer?
Researchers improve quantum networks without nodes.
Scientists say they are a step closer to developing a secure internet after unveiling a prototype of what they believ...
Electronic skin that behaves like skin
New device mimics body’s feedback response
Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have developed prototype electronic artificial skin that senses and reacts...
Solar cells are getting seriously light
Novel design uses inkjet printing and clever ink.
Researchers continue to break new ground with advances in solar cell technology that uses organic polymer material ra...
These bots were made for walkin’
Taking baby steps with standard electronic signals.
A Cornell University collaboration is trying to up the ante on walking robots by developing some you can control with...
Natural radiation can mess with qubits
Study reveals new hurdle for practical quantum computing.
Natural radiation can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits and thus potentially the operation of qua...
Aristotle and the chatbot
Ancient rules of logic could make AI more human.
By David Ireland and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Many attempts to develop artificial intelligence are powered by powerfu...
Solar cells succeed in space
Short trip flags potential of new hybrid design.
To test if something will work in space, there’s no better option than to send it into space. That’s what German r...
Plug it into the wall
Chemists create ‘smart bricks’ for energy storage.
The humble house brick could one day help power electronic devices, if researchers at Washington University, US, are ...
Sun, smarts and clean drinking water
Researchers explore potential of metal-organic frameworks.
Scientists led by Australia’s Monash University have reported another breakthrough in their efforts to develop more e...
Margaret Hamilton helped land the Eagle
She won many accolades, but wasn’t in the movies.
When doing an internet search on the pioneering software engineer Margaret Hamilton, we must add a description such a...
Tea from a different kind of silver
Sometimes you can put metal in the microwave.
Tea aficionados will tell you that you should never heat the water in a microwave, because the resulting brew just do...