Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s. Now it’s struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.
Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Manufactured materials could lead to breakthroughs in batteries, supercapacitors, and eventually carbon-capture systems.
With fresh funding from the Thiel Foundation, startup Medella is going up against Google and Microsoft to build a smart contact lens.
A researcher shows he can control a cash machine remotely or on the spot.
A new material that requires no electricity uses the universe as a heat sink—even when the sun is shining.
A research team finds that gene editing isn’t yet reliable enough to engineer the human species.
New micro-satellite technology is enabling satellite Internet services that could reach billions of new users.