Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
An emerging additive manufacturing technology could be fast and cheap enough to compete with conventional methods, but it faces materials-related challenges.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Genetically engineered mice treated for Middle East respiratory syndrome are disease-free, but it’s not yet clear if it will work for humans.
As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
How the Japanese company Line turns free messages into real revenue.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Custom-made, and painfully slow, self-driving cars are now roaming the streets of Mountain View.