science and technology

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

Dennis Overbye, cosmic reporter for The Times, answering readers' questions at his desk.
Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image

Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image

29-year-old Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, led a team that helped capture and develop the first-ever image of a black hole. Her excitement celebrating the development process is absolutely
How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

Sara Issaoun, a graduate student in the Netherlands who worked on the black hole project, said it was a diverse group effort that was “worth celebration.”
How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project

Sara Issaoun, a graduate student in the Netherlands who worked on the black hole project, said it was a diverse group effort that was “worth celebration.”
‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

Aleksandr Rikhterman and Brianna Rowe are part of the Next Generation Explorers Network, which is bringing new tech-oriented programming to the Explorers Club.
‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

Aleksandr Rikhterman and Brianna Rowe are part of the Next Generation Explorers Network, which is bringing new tech-oriented programming to the Explorers Club.
White House Memo: Trump on Tech: Planes Are ‘Too Complex to Fly,’ and ‘What Is Digital?’

White House Memo: Trump on Tech: Planes Are ‘Too Complex to Fly,’ and ‘What Is Digital?’

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” President Trump said on Twitter this week, adding that “often old and simpler is far better.”
White House Memo: Trump on Tech: Planes Are ‘Too Complex to Fly,’ and ‘What Is Digital?’

White House Memo: Trump on Tech: Planes Are ‘Too Complex to Fly,’ and ‘What Is Digital?’

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” President Trump said on Twitter this week, adding that “often old and simpler is far better.”
Out There: Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast

Out There: Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast

Work on the James Webb Space Telescope at the Johnson Space Center in 2017. The project narrowly escaped termination when Congress allotted funding this year.
Top Universities Join to Push ‘Public Interest Technology’

Top Universities Join to Push ‘Public Interest Technology’

M.I.T. and Georgetown Law are offering a joint course this semester in privacy law and technology. In the class, small teams of students work together to study issues like the use of smartphone
Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, right, with a fellow co-inventor of the pocket calculator, Jack Kilby, at the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Mont., in 1997. The third inventor was James Van Tassel. Mr. Kilby
Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, right, with a fellow co-inventor of the pocket calculator, Jack Kilby, at the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Mont., in 1997. The third inventor was James Van Tassel. Mr. Kilby
Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, right, with a fellow co-inventor of the pocket calculator, Jack Kilby, at the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Mont., in 1997. The third inventor was James Van Tassel. Mr. Kilby
When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded

When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded

Karen Cahn, the founder of iFundWomen, which provides female entrepreneurs access to capital, at the Wingable pitch night.
When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded

When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded

Karen Cahn, the founder of iFundWomen, which provides female entrepreneurs access to capital, at the Wingable pitch night.