Researchers are using an online computer program to gauge how humans respond to tough ethical decisions involving AI technology for driverless vehicles. The results could inform car manufacturers and policy makers on how driverless vehicles should behave in life-or-death scenarios.
By Jamie Leventhal
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
An engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to explore the cosmos with CubeSats and ion engines inspired by static electricity.
By Nsikan Akpan
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics for leading the projects that discovered gravitational waves and proved an century-old Einstein theory.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
Taxpayers spend billions subsidizing the electric bills, equipment, and other overhead costs at university research labs. That funding may face steep cuts.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
The U.S. patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, dealing a blow to the University of California.
By Eric Boodman, STAT
This device is called the Freezemobile, and it isn’t your standard household appliance.
A new study suggests that a strain of swine flu currently sweeping India has mutated from one that spread worldwide in 2009, making the current strain far more dangerous than Indian health officials indicated.
Tom Bearden reports on new innovations that would allow for better storage of electricity generated by the wind and sun.
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