science and technology

With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions

With Dispatch, Here Be Dragons pushes narrative VR storytelling in bold new directions

As VR takes its trip through the hype cycle of technology adoption, I keep returning to the early days of film as a corollary for the medium’s progress and a good benchmark for its evolution. When
Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

President Trump will not be hosting the American winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes at the White House.
Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

At a live taping of the podcast “You’re the Expert” this month, from left, Jackie Faherty, Chris Duffy, Aparna Nancherla, Zhubin Parang and Ashley Brooke Roberts.
This "dog" will outlive any master

This "dog" will outlive any master

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video There is a new SpotMini from robotics maker Boston Dynamics. We first saw the four-legged SpotMini in 2016 but this video clip from
Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are
Ford’s SafeCap Designed To Stop Drivers From Sleeping At The Wheel

Ford’s SafeCap Designed To Stop Drivers From Sleeping At The Wheel

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Ford celebrates 60 years of producing trucks in Brazil with a trucker hat. SafeCap is designed to keep drivers from falling asleep at the
OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight now

OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight now

At Google’s second annual Go North conference, much of the focus is on artificial intelligence and its impact on our world. The conference kicked off with a discussion between OpenAI Director Shivon
Review: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy,’ a Portrait of a Fighter for Facts

Review: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy,’ a Portrait of a Fighter for Facts

Bill Nye has embraced a new mission: educating an older generation on climate change and championing space exploration.
New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education

New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education

A Roman Catholic pastor, Vincent Paul Chavez, right, protested proposed New Mexico science standards on behalf of the Santa Fe Archdiocese outside a public hearing in Santa Fe on Monday.
Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

A plastic surgery procedure at a hospital in Shanghai in August. Under President Xi Jinping, China has set a goal of becoming “a global scientific and technology power” by 2049.
Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

A plastic surgery procedure at a hospital in Shanghai in August. Under President Xi Jinping, China has set a goal of becoming “a global scientific and technology power” by 2049.
Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

A plastic surgery procedure at a hospital in Shanghai in August. Under President Xi Jinping, China has set a goal of becoming “a global scientific and technology power” by 2049.

Satya Nadella on Women in Tech, A.I. and E-Sports

During an interview with The New York Times at a TimesTalks event, Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella said that woman in the technology industry have “a lot of distance” to make up.
How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

An artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. The newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth.
How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

An artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. The newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth.
How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

An artwork created using DeepDream, which researchers at Google developed in 2015. The newer work at Google, with Project Magenta, involves music, and has led to creation of a tool called NSynth.

A Ride for the Red Planet

Step inside this Mars rover concept vehicle created as part of the Kennedy Space Center’s “Summer of Mars” campaign to celebrate advances in exploration of the planet.