Physicists have developed a technique that can tell which parts of the brain rely on analog signals and which rely on digital signals.
Jawbone’s new activity-tracking wristband can be used to start your coffeemaker when you get up.
In physics multiple choice papers, the correct answers should follow Benford’s law while the other options should not. So can an enterprising student use this to beat the test?
Light harvesting in plants and bacteria cannot be properly explained by classical processes or by quantum ones. Now complexity theorists say the answer is a delicate interplay of both, an idea that could transform computation.
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
Apple’s always-on motion-sensing M7 chip points the way to an era of mobile gesture-recognition and “ambient intelligence.”
FCC puts onus on airlines as it proposes lifting phone ban.
Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
Last year, physicists discovered that red wine can turn certain materials into superconductors. Now they’ve found that Beaujolais works best and think they know why.