Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’s struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
Techniques developed at MIT and Pacific Northwest National Lab could make it more affordable to burn fossil fuels without releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
The ability to teleport energy from one location to another could revolutionise the way quantum devices operate, but only if it can be made to work over practical distances. Now physicists think they know how.
The best human tuners have always been able to outperform electronic devices that do the same job. Until now.
Google may choose to expand its service, but there’s little incentive for established players to come up to speed.
New diagnostics can find the DNA that drives a tumor, but evidence that they help patients is missing.
Engineering a patient’s own immune cells to resist HIV could eliminate the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapies.
Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the “credulity barrier” on Facebook.