The digital cash lacks most of the features economists value in a currency, says David Yermack.
Investments in energy start-ups can count as charitable grants. Could this funding approach help get new technologies to market?
How reporters tracked down a reclusive California physicist and programmer.
Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
High-tech blood tests should replace ultrasound and other methods as the primary tools for screening for Down syndrome, argue researchers.
Comparing electric and gas-powered versions of the same car show the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
Smart fridges have never been good enough to make a difference. But a team of Korean scientists hope to change that with a new approach to the problem of making kitchen coolers clever.
A growing body of evidence suggests that the molecular machinery of life emits and absorb photons. Now one biologist has evidence that this light is a new form of cellular communication.
A lab at Harvard is developing materials with potentially revolutionary optical characteristics.
Medicine has been revolutionised by 3D imaging techniques. But you ain’t seen nothing yet, say data imaging researchers