If we want to communicate with other civilisations, it turns out that the laws of physics, the nature of interstellar space and a little common sense place surprisingly strict bounds on how this communication can take place.
In danger of being left behind on the Web, big publishers jump on the data science bandwagon.
Would you let a startup track your social media accounts and credit-card transactions in exchange for cash?
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Precise and easy ways to rewrite human genes could finally provide the tools that researchers need to understand and cure some of our most deadly genetic diseases.
The technology underpinning Bitcoin has flaws that threaten to undermine the currency's value.
Physicists have long known that entangled photons can make more precise measurements than independent ones. Now Japanese physicists have built a microscope that proves it.
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The rejuvenated research labs at Yahoo are investigating new forms of mobile hardware and new ways to predict what users want.
Large cities are more productive than small ones so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they produce more CO2 as well, say physicists.