As robots become ever more present in daily life, the question of how to control their behaviour naturally arises. Does Asimov have the answer?
The ability to teleport photons through 100 kilometres of free space opens the way for satellite-based quantum communications, say researchers
For years, claims have circulated that red rain which fell in India in 2001, contained cells unlike any found on Earth. Now new evidence that these cells can reproduce is about to set the debate alive
Cheap, simple water filters made of plant xylem could dramatically reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases in places without access to clean drinking water, say engineers.
Criminals are increasingly using the internet to turn dirty money into a spotless shade of green. Now a report written for the United Nations lifts the lid on many of these increasingly popular techniques.
Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Outrage over Facebook’s “emotional contagion” experiment shows a general misunderstanding of what Facebook is and how it works.
What BMW’s decision to incorporate a gas engine into its new, electric i3 says about batteries.
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.