Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?
The electric vehicle battery maker edges closer to bankruptcy.
Aquion Energy says its batteries could make the power grid unnecessary in some countries.
Technology is the primary cause of our skyrocketing health-care costs. It could also be the cure.
Why are we cramming 21st century technology into a socket designed by Edison?
A letter to John Stuart Mill about the limits of what may be shown or said on the Web.
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics.
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
A novel manufacturing method could make it practical to stack solar cells and convert more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.