Studying cultural variation around the world has always been expensive, time-consuming work. Which is why the newfound ability to mine the data from location-based social networks is revolutionizing this science.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
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.
A microfluidic panel lets users push buttons on a flat interface.
In the wake of Facebook’s billion-dollar Instagram buyout, video-sharing apps are jostling to become the next big thing.