Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
The next generation of recommendation engines will use your location data to suggest music festivals, sporting events, and conferences you will want to attend.
Einstein’s famous critique of quantum mechanics first emerged in 1930, five years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of his work.
The seeds of destruction for both iOS and Android app stores have already been sown – by none other than Google.
While network scientists have been poring over data from Twitter and Facebook, they’ve forgotten about Tumblr. Now they’ve begun to ask how this network differs from the rest.
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
Cheap green laser pointers can emit dangerous levels of infrared radiation, according to an investigation carried out by physicists in the US
Computer scientists, who have been monitoring the Bitcoin network since January 2013, cast doubt on MtGox’s claim that its bitcoins were stolen by hackers.