Social bots are sending a significant amount of information through the Twittersphere. Now there’s a tool to help identify them.
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
Intelligent dust particles embedded in the brain could form an entirely new form of brain-machine interface, say engineers
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That was the conclusion of a study in April, showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end.
No prizes for guessing who gets top billing. But who comes in at the bottom?
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. In January, network scientists revealed that your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
When we read on dead trees, do we retain more?