Reducing water consumption at solar thermal plants raises costs and decreases power production.
A proposed “proof” is probably a bust–but even failed attempts can advance computer science.
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Electric vehicles can be so quiet that they pose a new risk on the road. But what kind of artificial sound should be added?
The FCC wants to force ISPs to show whether delays are due to unavoidable congestion or created to extract fees from content providers.
Software is taking over cars. But it may be a while before it can be updated without a trip to the dealer.
The idea that the Twitter stream is a window into the future is persuasive. But is it true?
Facebook is paying much more for WhatsApp than it did for Instagram, but it’s getting more, too.
If you want a good answer, ask a decent question. That’s the startling conclusion to a study of online Q&As.