Can you trust a robot?

Can you trust a robot?

By Gilbert Wong Robot caregivers can help maintain independence as we age, but the trick is getting humans to trust them. It will not surprise those with a pessimistic view of humanity to know that even robots suffer racial prejudice. In a study by German researchers...
Why are we sending worms into space?

Why are we sending worms into space?

By Christopher Gaffney & Bethan Phillips We are sending worms into space. But why? Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are...
Why aren’t there electric airplanes yet?

Why aren’t there electric airplanes yet?

By Venkat Viswanathan, Shanshank Sripad & William Leif Fredericks As electric cars and trucks appear increasingly on highways, it raises the question: When will commercially viable electric vehicles take to the skies? As electric cars and trucks appear...