Carver Mead christened Moore’s Law and helped make it come true. Now he says engineers should experiment with quantum mechanics to advance computing.
The increasing volume of geo-located tweets is revealing how international travel patterns vary in time across countries and cultures, say computer scientists.
Jawbone’s new activity-tracking wristband can be used to start your coffeemaker when you get up.
Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Genomic technology could accelerate patient trials of new cancer drugs that are targeted to a tumor’s individual molecular profile.
Indoor location technology brings Internet-style tracking to physical spaces.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
A material described in Nature could help lead the way to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.