Materials scientists have decided to define, rather than measure, Avogadro’s constant, triggering a lengthy debate over what number to choose. Now one physicist thinks he has the answer.
A California-based company is commercializing an abundant, naturally occurring material that can turn waste heat into power.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.
Big Blue thinks its Jeopardy! champion Watson can make money by offering health-care providers new expertise without hiring new staff.
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, will soon be able to control some home-automation gadgets.
Messages that quickly self-destruct could enhance the privacy of online communication and make people feel freer to be spontaneous.
It’s not certain whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down because of mistaken identity, but it is plausible.
One documentary filmmaker believes an immersive experience will make a more lasting impression on audiences.
Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.
A species-altering technology is said to need careful regulation before being released into the wild.