The inventor of the World Wide Web explains how the Semantic Web works and how it will transform how we use and understand data.
Forget ethanol: it's hard to transport and gives bad mileage per gallon. Another alcohol, butanol, is a much better renewable fuel, says the president of BP Biofuels.
Warping photos could help text-based communications become more expressive.
A new silicon-based optical device has the potential to improve the speed, cost, and reach of fiber-optic networks.
A set of genes found in marine microorganisms can endow common bacteria with the ability to generate energy from light.
A new gadget can broadcast music from your iPod to friends nearby.
Researchers report using metamaterials to make devices that could transform computing, data storage, and optical microscopy.
PC users can be as neat or as messy as they like using a new 3-D computer interface based on video-game technology. But can the new software revitalize the creaky desktop metaphor?
A new laser device designed to detect the earliest stages of tooth decay could help dentists stop cavities in their tracks.
Researchers have shown that they can use mechanical force to make a molecule more reactive.