Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Tesla’s audacious plan to build a giant battery factory may mostly be a clever negotiating tactic.
Many are eager to trot out GMOs as the answer to our food problems. But lower-tech alternatives work better.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
Conductr wants to help developers make apps that will spread out across multiple devices, taking advantage of all your display real estate.
Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.
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.
Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.