The workhorse of conventional solar power, silicon solar cells, could soon be cheap and efficient enough to beat fossil fuels.
Google wants you to talk to its search box instead of spending time hunting through the jumble of apps on your smartphone.
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Chips made with nanotube transistors, which could be five times faster, should be ready around 2020, says IBM.
A curriculum built around a rotating-tank experiment could improve climate education
The network of links between actors who have costarred in Bollywood films shows a clear connection to India’s political and economic history, say network scientists.
A startup’s software will let iPhone apps connect phones without the Internet.
Google’s browser-based operating system is still shaky when offline, but Samsung’s Chromebook, priced at just $249, is a decent cheap laptop.
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says work is under way at Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information.