Open mapping tools help Jakarta plan for floods.
Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities handle growing challenges.
A novel kind of nanoparticle could lead to more effective cancer treatments.
Wireless links formed partly by lasers may offer a faster, cheaper way to improve mobile Internet.
A startup has started selling a battery that helps solar and wind power operate in remote locations.
A chip that tracks how a police officer’s gun is being used could prove useful in investigations and court cases.
A new device lets you use the unique pattern of your irises in place of passwords–and the technology will also be built into laptops.
Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols.
The effects of atmospheric carbon linger for centuries, so historical emissions totals are relevant context for the global climate policy debate.
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges.