Volvo, Tesla, and dozens of researchers are using creative battery designs to make electric vehicles lighter.
Image-processing and machine-learning algorithms could help stores to manage inventory.
In a smart city, every electric vehicle must have access to a charging station within its driving range. So how should these stations be located? The good news: computer scientists have solved the general version of this problem. The bad news: it’s NP-hard.
As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
Nokia hopes to create a device that could harvest enough power to keep a cell phone topped up.
Facing a declining market for e-readers, E Ink’s new R&D facility is trying out some different ideas.
Entire GPS systems, including batteries and wireless transmitters for downloading data, are now no bigger than a coin.
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?