Zeroing in on black carbon may slow the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions.
U.S. companies that pass data from European Union citizens to the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program could be breaching the E.U.’s data-protection laws.
Research could make persistent computer-vision more feasible, and improve your smartphone’s battery life.
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
Facebook's new interface for smartphones is at odds with how the world uses computers.
Researchers are designing a “dialysis-like” machine that could identify and remove pathogens responsible for an often lethal blood infection.
Techniques developed at MIT and Pacific Northwest National Lab could make it more affordable to burn fossil fuels without releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
From millions of random mutations, scientists identify a virus that could make gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases safer and more effective.
Privacy advocates have warned for years about the kinds of surveillance revelations that were aired this week.
How drones made it easy for Americans to kill a particular person anywhere on the planet.