Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is reminiscent of a 1990s-era plan for Internet dominance that Comcast then distrusted.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
The energy-efficient power networks of the future will require entirely new ways of forecasting demand on the scale of individual households. That won’t be easy.
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We should be able to use Jupiter’s radio emissions like ground-penetrating radar to study the oceans on Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, say space scientists.
Comparing electric and gas-powered versions of the same car show the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the “credulity barrier” on Facebook.