Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the “credulity barrier” on Facebook.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
If I get a tablet, maybe I could shake my smartphone addiction.
A lab at Harvard is developing materials with potentially revolutionary optical characteristics.
Ten titles that inspired Technology Review to publish its own collection of sci-fi stories.
Our cosmos was “bruised” in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US