1. Materials Science

    Zap! Laser tattoos could create electronics to eat or wear

    Lasers can tattoo a nontoxic form of carbon onto everyday items. This one day could lead to wearable — even edible — electronics.

  2. Science & Society

    On Twitter, fake news has greater allure than truth does

    In the Twittersphere, fake news gets more views than real stories, based on an analysis of more than 4.5 million tweets.

  3. Computing

    Scientists Say: Ampere

    An ampere is a unit of electric current. It’s a base unit, meaning it’s one on which all electrical calculations are based.

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    Smartphones put your privacy at risk

    Smartphones have become essential companions. But they can leak data about you. In fact, the potential for invading your privacy is higher than you might think.

  5. Computing

    How to stop phone apps from spying on you

    Many apps — especially free ones — collect data on a user and then sell them to advertisers. A new tool can help monitor that misuse of personal data and beef up privacy protection.

  6. Tech

    AI can guide us — or just entertain

    Advances in artificial intelligence are changing the worlds of medicine, education and the arts.

  7. Tech

    Computers can translate languages, but first they have to learn

    Translation programs are getting quite good at converting text from one language to another. Translating between three or more languages at once is trickier.

  8. Tech

    Seeing the world through a robot’s eyes

    Engineers in California have developed a new kind of camera that aims to give drones, self-driving cars and other robots better vision.

  9. Tech

    Scientists Say: Radar

    This is a system used to detect objects large and small. It works by sending out radio waves and waiting for them to bounce back.

  10. Computing

    Video games level up life skills

    A new study shows that playing video games can sharpen important life skills, including communication, adaptability and resourcefulness.

  11. Materials Science

    Vinegar dissolves new electronics when they’re no longer needed

    Now you see it, now you don't. A new lightweight, low-cost technology disintegrates in kitchen vinegar.

  12. Computing

    Math + teens + practice = a winning competition

    Training for an Olympics of math helps students stretch their creativity and learn problem solving skills. If you like puzzles, you might want to check out these events.