Virtual-reality movies from the New York Times and Google demonstrate the power of the medium, but also some limitations.
The high-flying Internet balloons dreamed up by Google will get their biggest test yet in 2016.
Troubled power companies are adapting, slowly, to the transformations roiling their businesses.
A biotechnology company says it will test advanced gene-engineering methods to treat blindness.
Disruptive technology platforms are only as good as the human resources they leverage.
Artificial intelligence machines are rapidly gaining on humans, but they have some way to go on IQ tests.
Sentiment analysis is booming for blogs and tweets but more or less ignored when it comes to pictures. That looks set to change.
Studying the pre-Islamic State tweets of people who end up backing the organization paints a revealing picture of how support emerges, say computer scientists.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.