Honey, I shrunk the Christmas tree…thankfully Swedish scientists have found a neat way to illuminate it with a laser pulse.
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.
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
The new White House approach could help Cubans gain access to the Internet—but the question is whether the regime will play ball.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.
Nations agree to start drafting climate action plans, which could encourage greater investment in clean energy.
In a letter to President Obama, the editors of MIT Technology Review argue that addressing climate change must take top priority in the next four years.