1. Tech

    Scientists Say: Radar

    This is a system used to detect objects large and small. It works by sending out radio waves and waiting for them to bounce back.

  2. Computing

    Video games level up life skills

    A new study shows that playing video games can sharpen important life skills, including communication, adaptability and resourcefulness.

  3. Materials Science

    Vinegar dissolves new electronics when they’re no longer needed

    Now you see it, now you don't. A new lightweight, low-cost technology disintegrates in kitchen vinegar.

  4. Computing

    Math + teens + practice = a winning competition

    Training for an Olympics of math helps students stretch their creativity and learn problem solving skills. If you like puzzles, you might want to check out these events.

  5. Brain

    When is an epileptic seizure about to strike?

    Two high-school research projects suggest ways to identify early warnings of a coming epileptic seizure. This might give people time to free themselves from potentially dangerous activities.

  6. Tech

    Teaching robots right from wrong

    Robots of the future will face tricky dilemmas. Researchers are working on tools to help robots make the right choices and keep people safe.

  7. Physics

    Single atoms become teensy data storage devices

    Most people consider a thumb drive to be an amazingly small device for storing data. But this new system uses a ten-thousandth the number of atoms of today’s data-storage devices.

  8. Computing

    Germs power new paper batteries

    New paper-based batteries rely on bacteria to generate electricity. These ‘papertronic’ power systems may be a safer choice for remote sites or dangerous environments.

  9. Tech

    Wired and weird: Meet the cyborg plants

    By mixing electronics with greenery, engineers have made plants that conduct electricity, detect bombs and send email.

  10. Computing

    When your stuff spies on you

    More ordinary objects are going online. These make up the Internet of Things. But as they collect data about you and your world, they also bring security risks.

  11. Computing

    The Internet of Things wants to link all facets of our world

    The Internet of Things means everyday objects are becoming computers. Can people harness this technology to make the world better?

  12. Computing

    How to build computer chips only 3 atoms thick

    Scientists have engineered an ultrathin material only three atoms thick. The material could be used to make extremely slender computer chips.