Solar panels, used in the past Mars missions, were passed up in favor of a space battery for powering the car-size Curiosity robot.
Researchers have demoed a prototype lunar greenhouse, showing plants can be grown without soil.
Hackers could automate a social engineering trick that has already been proven to work.
Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
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
What happens when content is separated from the means to distribute it? Your cable company would rather not find out.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
Physicists have built a graphene battery that harvests energy from the thermal movement of ions in solution
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.
Hundreds of dollars and as many pounds of goods supplanted, thanks to a single device.