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Google reveals how often governments ask it to banish things from its services and how often it complies.
Controversy over a proposed oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas is sidetracking us from bigger issues.
Analyzing what people do online provides a way to peer into society’s collective mind.
It’s a good thing for innovation that the age of monolithic corporate labs is over.
Better Place’s switching stations allow electric cars to swap batteries during long trips.
Better Place’s switching stations allow electric cars to swap batteries during long trips.Photographs by Gil Lavi
Belts of electrodes can control muscles in the forearm to help a beginner play a musical instrument.
Nanotechnology advance leads to materials that are resistant to icing.
The man building Google’s new social network says people deserve better than Facebook and Twitter.
Some of the world’s largest renewable-energy facilities are setting up in the harsh Mojave Desert.Photographs by Chad Ress
When everything that can be recorded is recorded, our means of protecting privacy must fundamentally change.
Treating computing as a utility, like electricity, is an old idea. But now it makes financial sense—a historic shift that is reshaping the IT industry.
An authority on Web security believes your data might be safer in the cloud.
Cloud computing is redefining the way companies send e-mail, store data, and allocate IT budgets.
Cloud hardware could get cheaper because of the social network’s self-interested altruism.
As cloud computing spreads data around the globe, a haze of legal and privacy questions follows.
Lavish electronic-book projects point toward the pinnacle of the medium.
Scientists and the journals that publish them have a difficult time admitting to mistakes. That does real harm to both their disciplines and the public.
Nuclear proliferation in the 21st century should force the United States to reconsider whether the principle of deterrence actually promotes stability and peace.
A quantum computer with the same basic design as a conventional one.
A novel material could eliminate the need for sutures.
Solar cells inside displays could make for self-charging cell phones.
One writer bristled at the idea that video games might be corrupting her daughters.