Inside the evolution movement that wants machines to replace people.
The social network between characters in Homer’s Odyssey is remarkably similar to real social networks today. That suggests the story is based, at least in part, on real events, say researchers
LIDAR technology continues to reveal archeological evidence of urbanization
Coat a layer of graphene with chlorophyll and you get a remarkably sensitive light-activated switch, say physicists.
An environmentally-friendly way of making vanillin from the lignin in wood pulp could change the economics of this flavouring industry
A novel software tool could make it far easier to bring new energy storage technologies to market.
The unexpected behaviour of crowds at one of Europe’s largest music festivals should help organisers plan future events, say researchers
New tech will lower the cost of carbon capture, but the sheer scale needed to reduce emissions prevent it from being a panacea.
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