Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.
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.
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.
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?
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
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.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.