Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
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 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.
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.
Look out for mass-produced invisibility cloaks thanks to an entirely new way of designing and manufacturing them out of materials such as Teflon.
The ability to teleport quantum information between diamond crystals that can also store it is a small but important step toward a quantum Internet.