Since early humans first tended fires and sharpened spears, we’ve sought to apply our knowledge to shape the natural world to suit our needs. Here we chronicle the promise and pitfalls of this basic human drive in all its present day manifestations – from robots and AI to nanotechnology and materials to devices, transportation, engineering and manmade disasters.
The 2-ton, 11-foot high tower of glass was first installed in 1859 and still guides ships today.
Nehemiah Mabry, a civil engineer and entrepreneur, promotes science and technology through art.
The winners of the chemistry prize developed ways to produce machines 1,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.
The winners of the chemistry prize hail from France, Scotland and the Netherlands.
A safety system takes over only when the robots get super close.