A new technique could reduce friction with the mere flick of a switch, say physicists
Nest Labs is a startup in deep stealth that is deploying the world’s best user interface designers against the world’s most boring enterprise: saving energy
Texas Instruments unveils a highly impressive new dual-core processor for tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile, onlookers just want a better battery.
Shopping for groceries in a wheelchair can be tough. A Kinect hack, of all things, might make it easier.
Abstract artists are only 4 per cent better than child artists, according to a controversial new way of evaluating paintings
As social replaces search, humans show their superior ability to defeat the web’s spammers and disinformation
A mathematical analysis of golf ball trajectories along a flat gradient reveals a new and simple strategy for judging the perfect putt
Living lasers might transmit information about health and disease. They are also just plain cool.
Pool makes chess and Jeopardy look like child’s play. All the more reason to develop new technologies – and further humiliate the human race – by tackling this unique computational challenge
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week