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.
Intelligent dust particles embedded in the brain could form an entirely new form of brain-machine interface, say engineers
Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities “feel” more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the “fingerprint” of a city that captures this sense.
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 discovery of a winning strategy for Prisoner’s Dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline. Their conclusion? Winning isn’t everything.
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.
To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers
The best way to build a global quantum internet will use containerships to carry qubits across the oceans, say physicists.
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.
Startup Cyclone Power thinks it has a way to replace internal combustion engines.