The Fourth Industrial Revolution failed to deliver; it’s time that we put our faith once again in hard science.
AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can’t explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg’s emails are so detailed and specific that they’re impossible to ignore.
The development of multiple vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 has been hailed as the breakthrough of 2020. But there were many more supporting discoveries that made this possible.
Although the end of the pandemic may be in sight, the costs of working remotely are growing. It’s time companies had a plan – even if they aren’t returning to the office any time soon.
The story of invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Innovation means creating and capturing value from new things. And it’s better for the Kiwi economy if investment in that innovation grows local industries and creates jobs.
Curved origami isn’t just elegant art. It’s also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?
Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren’t attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
To effectively control COVID-19 and prevent a future pandemic, Nigeria needs to start investing heavily in science research.
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Thanks to major science infrastructure, human resource training and education investment in African nations, the continent is well placed to lead from the front.
Similar arrangements already support the National Park Service, the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.
Societies and cultures that seem ossified and entrenched can be completely upended by pandemics, which create openings for conquest, innovation and social change.
Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators’ attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Automation in South Africa’s auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
Internet technologies and the devices that enable information access and transfer are useful in crisis management. Accessing these readily available digital technologies can help community resiliency.
Teachers in training can be taught to teach their students to tackle problems like mathematicians and scientists. But will they stick with that approach once they get their own class?
Vietnam broke its streak of no coronavirus deaths in July, but with dragonfruit, YouTube and free masks, innovators have helped the country fight back.