New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.
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.
The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.
An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.
Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid.
Faster, more sensitive scans and better image processing may reduce the risk of x-ray-related cancers.
The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.
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.