As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
Sony and Microsoft release their first video-game consoles in seven years, but they’re battling for a world of play that is rapidly changing.
Microsoft Research’s Telepathwords demonstrates how strong (or weak) your passwords are by guessing them as you type.
Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.
An RFID-reading, motion-sensing wristband buzzes to tell health-care workers if they are washing their hands properly.
Lithium-ion batteries have risks, but they can be managed to prevent fires in EVs.
Ducted turbine promises significant advances but delivery remains to be seen.
A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists. Until now.