An autonomous robot can now assemble an IKEA chair without a manual in less than 21 minutes, which is an odd but significant milestone in artificial intelligence and robotics.
By Nsikan Akpan
People in the Rockaways said they want better infrastructure than before Hurricane Sandy, but New York City officials have been slow to provide it.
By Andrew Bossone
Current medical adhesives work well outside the body, but the challenge is making adhesives for the human body's watery internal environment. Enter the caddisfly.
By Elliott Kennerson, KQED Science
Scientists use a telescope in Chile to complete a survey of the coldest parts of the Milky Way's galactic plane.
By Nsikan Akpan
By PBS NewsHour
In Cleveland, a special school-to-work program leads community college students to jobs at a local steel plant where hundreds of workers are expected to start retiring. Special correspondent Amy Hansen from WVIZ/PBS Idea Stream reports in a preview of American…
Before the digital revolution hit the movie industry, the projector used in movie theaters was an evolution of the Phantoscope, developed by Charles Francis Jenkins, who was born nearly 150 years ago on Saturday.
A male astronomer's offhand comment during an interview prompted a social media outcry over the weekend when female scientists around the world took to Twitter using the hashtag #GirlsWithToys.
By Ed Jahn, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Within an hour of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated central Japan in 2011, Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital was accepting patients and acting as a refuge for throngs of survivors who’d lost everything. No broken windows. No collapsed ceilings. No…
By Miles O'Brien
It's been a year since science correspondent Miles O'Brien lost his left arm in an accident. Since then, he's been learning how to live life "mono-mano." But can technology ever replace what he lost?…
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