Research shows how much the NSA could glean from call records, and why efforts to downplay the significance of such metadata are misleading.
From different angles, two of our feature stories explore the role of humans in an automated world.
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—few realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
Imagine a factory where every product remembers how it was made.
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
A novel software tool could make it far easier to bring new energy storage technologies to market.
Zeroing in on black carbon may slow the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions.
The “Chinese Quantum Science Satellite” will launch in 2016 and aim to make China the first space-faring nation with quantum communication capability
Aetna sees cost savings in helping people track their health and fitness.