Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world. The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.
Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities “feel” more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the “fingerprint” of a city that captures this sense.
Apple’s SIM card that lets you switch wireless carriers on the fly could lead to cheaper communications.
If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists
A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process–provided it can raise the necessary funding.
How the news feed on Facebook decides what you get to see.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
There are now many general-purpose consumer LED bulbs that give off good light. With so many, how can you tell the difference?