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.
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A new study says methane leaks make natural gas trucks worse than diesel powered ones.
Much of the editing work on Wikipedia is too mind-numbingly repetitive for humans, so automated bots do it instead. But keeping track of automated editing has always been hard … until now.
If we want to communicate with other civilisations, it turns out that the laws of physics, the nature of interstellar space and a little common sense place surprisingly strict bounds on how this communication can take place.
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The digital cash lacks most of the features economists value in a currency, says David Yermack.
Hostility to the use of wearable computers and cameras threatens to limit their benefits, says Steve Mann.
Now that genomes can be sequenced for $1,000, more patients can benefit, says Howard Jacob.