How I used the internet to find the man who saved my parents’ lives in a Budapest basement during World War II.
The eLISA space mission aims to detect gravitational waves with an enormous laser triangle and floating gold cubes.
Algorithms can be used to design cheap, perfect-fitting limbs, orthodontics, and other accessories.
Reader Bob Williamson argues that my solution for coworkers forgetting their key fobs was too “Epimethean”—it requires users to make…
Since the 1920s, “highway hypnosis” has lulled drivers to disaster. An Object Lesson.
It’s a staple in American homes, but at what environmental cost?
More than a decade’s worth of data ranks the roles with which people most associate her.
Driverless cars and augmented reality will mean city markers as we know them will cease to exist.
A few weeks back, I wrote about building a smartwatch app that finds open Capitol Bikeshare docks while in transit…
The ride-hailing service’s new plan to collect street-view photos in Mexico further lays the groundwork for a fleet of autonomous vehicles.
An elegy for the machine that let people travel through time—but only by a little
The British government will allow Amazon to test a system that uses drones to deliver packages.
There’s a gaping security hole in eight popular models.
A brief guide to the evidence.
How did a Department of Motor Vehicles become a national symbol of government incompetence? There are plenty of theories: uninterested…
A certain senator’s page has seen nearly 100 edits this week alone.
Before they were toys, “cabinet houses” and other miniature homes were used to show off wealth and teach domestic roles. An Object Lesson.
The nominee is woefully unprepared for questions about the future of digital conflict.
How surprising is the tech billionaire’s endorsement, really?
As more businesses block access to certain internet content on personal devices, the hospitality industry is finding it lucrative not to.
The Tesla CEO says it would be “morally reprehensible” for his company to build a fully driverless car before introducing semi-autonomous safety features. But how do we know Autopilot is safer than the alternative?
The social network risks losing the goodwill it built up during the Arab Spring.