Many countries keep their reserves a secret, meaning the price of oil is based on a huge amount of guesswork.
In the next five years, it will be too expensive to further miniaturize—but chip makers will innovate in different ways.
This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
By some measures machine vision is better than human vision. But now researchers have found a class of “adversarial images” that easily fool it.
A software engineer makes a habit of going after everyday problems.
What if we could build a nuclear reactor that costs half as much, consumes nuclear waste, and will never melt down?
Growing up in Kenya, he strained to read by the dim light of a kerosene lantern. Now he’s making solar-charged lanterns and using them to spur economic development.
The cofounder of Nest, which invented a thermostat that learns people’s preferences, explains what’s next.
Open-source software is making it nearly as easy to program a robot as it is to write an app.
After hitting the video-game jackpot, an independent game developer reflects on his success.