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.
If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists
Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.
An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures
Vortices in the South Atlantic are mathematically equivalent to black holes, say physicists, an idea that could lead to new ways of understanding how currents transport oil and garbage across oceans
By mapping the way patents cite each other, network scientists have been able to study how different technologies rely on each other and how new technologies emerge
Mobile communications can help bridge a huge knowledge gap and reimagine healthcare across Africa.
A new class of imaging device with no lens and just a single light sensitive sensor could revolutionise optical, infrared and millimetre wave imaging
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.