If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists
A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather
If a Web page lacks a time stamp, how do you know when it was created? A new Web application could help.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
University of Calgary researchers create new method for making water-splitting catalysts using abundant metals.
One of the last bastions of human mastery over computers is about to fall to the relentless onslaught of machine learning algorithms.
A new website ranks the world’s scientific institutions by discipline and shows their location on a global map
Big Data is revolutionizing 21st-century business without anybody knowing what it actually means. Now computer scientists have come up with a definition they hope everyone can agree on.
A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.
The world’s first electrostatically driven graphene speaker matches or outperforms commercially available earphones, say physicists.