New effort would pinpoint the source, type, and dispersal patterns of smog across Beijing to drive street-level predictions and targeted remediation.
As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
Oxford University researchers demonstrate that materials used in DVDs could make color displays that don’t sap power.
Critics call emphasis on large-scale computer simulations in EU brain project premature.
Recordings from the brain's surface are giving scientists unprecedented views into how the brain controls speech.
Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate.
With emotion-triggering effort, Facebook pushes beyond data-driven studies on voting, sharing, and organ-donation prompts, to make people feel good or bad.
The first application of a novel water-repellent material from Harvard could be low-energy freezers.
Imagine a dishwasher that requires a username and password. Smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability.
Google wants you to talk to its search box instead of spending time hunting through the jumble of apps on your smartphone.