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.
Criminals are increasingly using the internet to turn dirty money into a spotless shade of green. Now a report written for the United Nations lifts the lid on many of these increasingly popular techniques.
The best way to build a global quantum internet will use containerships to carry qubits across the oceans, say physicists.
Cheap, simple water filters made of plant xylem could dramatically reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases in places without access to clean drinking water, say engineers.
Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world. The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.
The world’s only earthquake warning system likely helped limit damage and loss of life.
Security analysts reveal the inner workings of China’s efforts to block the Tor anonymity network–and how to get around this censorship.
The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.