Talko, a new app from productivity-software pioneer Ray Ozzie, aims to improve phone calls at work and, perhaps, at play.
Tapping huge reservoirs of brackish water could make desalination far more practical.
Google X research lab boss Astro Teller says experimental wireless balloons will test delivering Internet access throughout the Southern Hemisphere by next year.
The first study of contact patterns between high school students suggests new ways to halt the spread of disease.
A shoddily constructed building meant to be temporary survived for 55 years because some of MIT’s most significant postwar research happened there. What does that tell us about what architecture should do?
Disruptive technology platforms are only as good as the human resources they leverage.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server this week.
Motion, audio, and location data harvested from a smartphone can be analyzed to accurately predict stress or depression.
A startup says getting a robot to do things should be less about writing code and more like animal training.
If you pay a "like farm" to generate likes for your Facebook pages, what do you get?