A new company launched by Google will seek to extend human life spans.
GPS doesn’t work indoors. Can a bat-like echolocation system take its place?
In physics multiple choice papers, the correct answers should follow Benford’s law while the other options should not. So can an enterprising student use this to beat the test?
The links between different regional cuisines in China become clear when recipes and ingredients are viewed as a kind of web, say computer scientists
First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics.
Samsung’s wrist-worn Simband prototype could be the basis for a new wave of personal health tracking devices.
By bouncing light off a vibrating nanomembrane, researchers can now detect radio waves in an entirely new way
We still don’t know how many systems are vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but it is likely in the millions.
A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process–provided it can raise the necessary funding.
If we want to communicate with other civilisations, it turns out that the laws of physics, the nature of interstellar space and a little common sense place surprisingly strict bounds on how this communication can take place.