Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Amid a wide range of new platforms to manage streams of data from the Internet of things, a simple version emerges that anyone can use.
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.
Mobile news curation uses human editors and good design to improve the experience of reading the news on smartphones.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
Tesla’s audacious plan to build a giant battery factory may mostly be a clever negotiating tactic.
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.
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.