The U.S. Department of Education is providing $17 million in grants and loans to assist low-income students in enrolling in eight “nontraditional” training programs, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to make college more accessible and affordable.
By PBS NewsHour
Can artificial intelligence be emotionally intelligent? In Boston, researchers have programed BB-8, the little droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” to detect expressions and determine how people are feeling. And that technology is being adapted for marketing, video games,…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
This year, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, advances in wearable tech serve a purpose beyond performance: protecting an athlete’s health. From sportswear designers, here are four innovations created for these Olympic games.
By Andrew Stelzer, KQED
Counter Culture Labs has about 35 dues-paying members and dozens of volunteers. Aside from the insulin project, the DIY scientists are trying to make vegan cheese.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
Pokémon GO’s pocket monsters may be taking over the world—but they’re not quite part of it yet, a tech pioneer insists…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
We can now get up close and personal with corals, watching how they kiss and fight, thanks to a new high-tech microscope.
By Kassia Halcli and Gretchen Frazee
Dallas police executed an unprecedented move Friday morning, when officers used a robot-delivered bomb to engage a suspect.
By Jenny Marder
This Science Bedtime Story tells the incredible - and briefly, terrifying - story of the intrepid spacecraft that flew to Pluto and of Alice Bowman, a little girl who loved space and grew up to become one of the mission's…
Researchers find a moral inconsistency around self-driving vehicles that could present roadblocks to greater public safety.
At age nine, Arsh Shah Dilbagi asked his parents for a puppy; they gave him a Lego kit instead. Undeterred, Arsh used it to construct a dog. Now 17, the tech prodigy is still building his dreams from scratch. His…
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