Dummy water-plant control systems rapidly attracted attention from hackers who tinkered with their settings—suggesting it happens to real industrial systems, too.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
A novel chemical pathway could address the high cost of transporting cellulosic materials to make diesel fuel.
The threat of superfast Google Fiber is causing other Internet providers to crank up their own offerings.
New research shows how arrays of tiny electronic devices can achieve human-skin-like sensitivity to mechanical force.
The impending Supreme Court ruling on gene patents is creating uncertainty in the molecular diagnostics sector.
A former Yahoo search engineer raises funds to bring sophisticated data mining and modeling to the business world.
A plastic smartphone screen cover patterned with tiny lenses could help mobile 3-D take off.
Zoomboard—a miniscule keyboard that zooms when you tap it—could make it easier to type on smart watches.
Converting methane to an alternative fuel using energy from the sun could reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.