As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
Google doesn’t need Firefox anymore, and that’s an existential threat to Mozilla.
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.
A cutting-edge corner of science is being wooed by Silicon Valley, to the dismay of some academics.
Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate.
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
Successful intercepts show that missile defense can work against relatively slow-moving rockets.