After aircraft were targeted with high-power laser pointers in 2008, Australia banned them. But the prohibition seems to have had an entirely different effect.
Solar City’s acquisition of a solar-panel startup could help it lower installation costs and produce inexpensive solar power, but it’ll need more production capacity.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
Implantable devices work in diabetic pigs for over a year–human tests could be next.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
When mathematicians simplify wrestling, they boil it down to one pendulum attempting to unbalance another. That’s when things start to get really complex.
New technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.
The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.
Astronomers have long known that combining the data from several astrophotographs can reveal dramatically more detail about astrophysical objects. So what will they discover by combining all the astrophotographs on the Web?