Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Semprius makes solar modules using tiny cells that need less cooling.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.