A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather
Antivirus companies had tracked the sophisticated—and likely U.S.-backed—Regin malware for years. But they kept what they learned to themselves.
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.
Censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns.
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.
Statisticians have boasted of the benefits of big data. Now they’re discovering the weaknesses.
Ever wondered what fuel fires potatoes out of a cannon the fastest? The US Air Force now has the answer