Take a glass hemisphere, fill with sulfuric acid, and rotate inside the world’s most powerful magnetic field. The result: a scale model of the dynamo that generates Earth’s magnetic field.
Two Chinese satellites will join ones from the U.S. and Japan to measure carbon dioxide emissions, but full greenhouse-gas monitoring remains far off.
New software protects autos against hackers by figuring out what normal Internet traffic should look like.
The social network has been slammed for research that meddled with its users but says new rules will keep experimentation ethical.
Using software to unify solar panels and battery storage creates a single, flexible resource that utilities can use to supply the grid.
We can now efficiently split water to make hydrogen, but a practical way to make fuels via artificial photosynthesis remains an elusive goal.
The brain’s built-in protection system also prevents potentially lifesaving drugs from getting in, but maybe not for much longer.
The Toru robot can take items off the shelf all by itself, which means less need for human helpers.
Software that analyzes friends’ faces or knows what’s in your photos must be restricted because of privacy concerns, says Apple.
Unfortunately, that’s not enough to win the climate-change battle.