A new robot not only recognizes an object a human being is pointing at and talking about, but asks questions to clarify what they mean. The post Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way appeared first on WIRED.
For the first time, 2-D biochips are colliding with 3-D mini-organs—and together they're making some of the best organ simulations ever. The post Scientists Are Trading In Lab Mice for Hundreds of Mini-Brains on a Chip appeared first on WIRED.
The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering goes to four technologists whose work has led to cameras used in everything from astronomy to smartphones
Everyone should have some practice creating things rather than just consuming things. Here are some ideas to get you started with making. The post WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers appeared first on WIRED.
In theory, anti-neutrinos are a perfect fingerprint for nuclear reactor activity, a spoof-proof method that doesn’t require inspections or satellite spying. The post The Quest to Build a Portable Anti-Neutrino Detector for Nukes appeared first on WIRED.
No one has ever cut a giant hole in a bagel-shaped glass roof and dropped water nine stories in the ground. Until Singapore's Changi Airport called on a water design firm called WET. The post How to Fit the World’s Biggest Indoor Waterfall in an Airport appeared first on WIRED.
Auxetics are a class of materials whose curious and complex properties have excited researchers for decades. The post A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out appeared first on WIRED.
What's so hard about making a big, floating, metal water weapon?
The post Yar! The Navy Is Fixing Its Busted High-Speed Transport Ships appeared first on WIRED.