In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
Verizon’s proposed acquisition of AOL looks promising on paper, but the devil is in the details.
Dropbox, the provider of online data storage, is adding productivity features as it wades into the corporate market dominated by Microsoft and Google.
A highly realistic simulated world is proving vital to robotics researchers.
Nokia’s ambitious mapping project, Here, could be useful to self-driving vehicles.
Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right?
Researchers say combining bacteria with nanoscale semiconductors opens a new path toward efficient artificial photosynthesis.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Social scientists would like Facebook to be more open about its goals and guidelines for research on user behavior.
Without social skills, the only way to meet a mate is by complete chance. Right? Not according to a new model that simulates the way an individual's genes can interact with the environment.