Researchers exploit the strange properties of a liquid metamaterial to watch Minkowski spacetimes leap in out and of existence
Epidemiologist want to forecast disease like meteorologists forecast rain. And the way people browse Wikipedia could be the key, they say.
Physicists have worked out how to cloak a region of space from the quantum world, thereby shielding it from reality itself
Why I hope kids in Ethiopia can teach the rest of us something profound about education.
The digital chatter of smart meters could soon replace human communications on the GSM mobile phone network, say network engineers.
Robots already surround us, and they’re about to do much more than work on assembly lines and pick up dust bunnies.
Analyzing the network of passes between soccer players reveals that one of the world’s most successful teams plays an entirely different type of football to every other soccer team on the planet.
The seeds of destruction for both iOS and Android app stores have already been sown – by none other than Google.
Sending entangled photons to opposite sides of the planet will require a small fleet of orbiting satellites, say physicists.
Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.