While superfast Internet access is still scarce, average speeds worldwide inch up, and attacks rise, too.
Study the way people make mobile phone calls in metropolitan areas and you can see a city breathe, say computer scientists.
A small group of special individuals could act as an early warning system for the next epidemic. Their special power? Super-spreading disease.
"For the first time, we will identify continents and oceans—and perhaps the signatures of life—on distant worlds," says NASA in its 30-year vision for astrophysics.
Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes that occur in the flow of information when disaster strikes, say network scientists.
An exotic new form of propulsion could send a spacecraft to Uranus in the time Galileo took to get to Jupiter less than half as far away, say rocket scientists.
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that works out a vehicle's destination using only its starting location and speed throughout its journey.
In May, the blog revealed that for more than two years, Los Alamos National Labs has been running a quantum Internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages.
Facebook has held up data efficiency as a boon to the world's unconnected, but video ad technology could gobble some of the gains.