Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That’s the conclusion of a study showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
The Singularity Summit approaches this weekend in New York. But the Microsoft cofounder and a colleague say the singularity itself is a long way off.
Field experiments in rural India have revealed a cheap and simple way to find the best connected individuals in any social network–just ask the people.
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US
Comparing electric and gas-powered versions of the same car show the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later.
The seeds of destruction for both iOS and Android app stores have already been sown – by none other than Google.
Robots already surround us, and they’re about to do much more than work on assembly lines and pick up dust bunnies.
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.