Tesla’s audacious plan to build a giant battery factory may mostly be a clever negotiating tactic.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
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.
The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.
The company behind the Bittorrent protocol is working on software that can replicate most features of file-synching services without handing your data to cloud servers.
Many experts would have us believe that robots and other technologies are behind the job drought. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness that could lead to entire regions of the planet being cut off.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.