Deciding which books to digitise when they enter the public domain is tricky; unless you have an independent ranking of the most notable authors.
China may put a stop to growing carbon dioxide emissions earlier than expected, but how quickly they start coming down is also important.
The release of Apple’s WatchKit yields more insight into how the company is tackling smart-watch issues.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
Experimental Google software that can describe a complex scene could lead to better image search or apps to help the visually impaired.
Gecko-inspired adhesives can help humans climb and may provide a better grip for robotic arms in factories and in space.
Corning developed a thin, flexible glass, but the real breakthrough was figuring out how to mass-produce it.
The advanced fuel cell could eliminate range anxiety and make electric cars more practical, while keeping carbon-dioxide emissions low.
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.