The idea that the Twitter stream is a window into the future is persuasive. But is it true?
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
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
There’s a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it. Now data scientists say they’ve discovered it by studying successful requests on the Web.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
The discovery of a winning strategy for Prisoner’s Dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline. Their conclusion? Winning isn’t everything.
LEDs outperform incandescent lights, hands down. But they should also give farmers unprecedented control over plant growth, development and nutritional content in future, say researchers.
The fifth generation of mobile communications technology will see the end of the “cell” as the fundamental building block of communication networks.
Intelligent dust particles embedded in the brain could form an entirely new form of brain-machine interface, say engineers
A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists. Until now.