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.
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.
A new website ranks the world’s scientific institutions by discipline and shows their location on a global map
Hardware like the headset made by Oculus VR will allow virtual worlds to offer person-to-person interactions that compete with real life.
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
Ever wondered what fuel fires potatoes out of a cannon the fastest? The US Air Force now has the answer
The best way to build a global quantum internet will use containerships to carry qubits across the oceans, say physicists.
The lifespan of great corporations is getting shorter and shorter.
The familiar strangers we see every day on the bus and in the supermarket form an important hidden network at the heart of society, according to the first city-wide study of these passive links.