For voters around the world, including the millions of Americans who will cast ballots in the midterms up to and on November 6, an election is democracy in action—an...Scientific American From ACM News | October 30, 2018
Optical physicists Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking inventions in the field of...Scientific American From ACM News | October 3, 2018
The race is on to build the world's first meaningful quantum computer—one that can deliver the technology's long-promised ability to help scientists do things like...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | May 31, 2018
When The Economist called Stanford Ovshinsky "the Edison of our age," the name might have been unfamiliar to most people, but the comparison was apt.
Scientific American From ACM Careers | May 18, 2018
Neuroscientists today know a lot about how individual neurons operate but remarkably little about how large numbers of them work together to produce thoughts, feelings...Scientific American From ACM News | April 2, 2018
It's been just over two years since Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin made an explosive claim: Based on the orbital motion of objects in the...Scientific American From ACM News | March 22, 2018
A maverick group of astronomers is proposing to radically reshape one of NASA's most successful missions in the modern era, the New Horizons probe that flew by...Scientific American From ACM News | March 12, 2018
Researchers who want to predict the behavior of systems governed by quantum mechanics—an electron in an atom, say, or a photon of light traveling through space—typically...Scientific American From ACM News | March 7, 2018
Nature is a master at constructing biological machines and circuits, including the ones that maintain the body's internal clock, copy genes or help cells move. ...Scientific American From ACM News | February 22, 2018
Imagine stepping into a time machine, one that could traverse not only billions of years but also countless light years of space, all in search of life in the universe...Scientific American From ACM News | January 30, 2018
Brain-controlled prosthetic devices have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people with limited mobility resulting from injury or disease.
Scientific American From ACM News | December 28, 2017
To participate in today's global economy, ordinary people must accept an asymmetrical bargain: their lives are transparent to states, banks and corporations, whereas...Scientific American From ACM News | December 15, 2017