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.
The 2016 Olympics will be a test of how well Comcast and NBC can deliver live programming in the digital, on-demand era.
Museum tours may one day rocket beyond Earth to explore abandoned satellites and derelict spacecraft.
The challenge of accounting for the damage reflects an outdated approach to cybersecurity.
New research finds that machines designed to identify people still have difficulty with accuracy as datasets grow.
It’s the cloudless map’s biggest update since 2013.
Facebook users threaten violent revolution every time the site tweaks its design. Is there a way to innovate without upsetting anyone?
The spacecraft Juno was designed to make it all the way to Jupiter, then orbit the planet without getting destroyed in the process
A computer security expert grapples with how to better protect us from cyberattacks.
In times of uncertainty, search engines become oracles.
The popular sweater has a revolutionary history that includes Riot Grrrls and Coco Chanel. An Object Lesson.
The declassified images are a treasure trove for scientists who study the empires of antiquity.
What will it take to design socio-technical systems that actually work?
Self-driving cars could encourage policies that end public access to America’s roads.
You still can, and thousands of people do it every day.
The creators of a child-porn detection system want to block terrorist propaganda from news feeds—but social media companies aren’t convinced it’s a good idea.
A British startup is assigning a unique name to every meter of Earth’s surface. Should addressing systems be universalized—and privatized?
What if the future of the social web begins in the office?
The prospect of weaponized satellites launching a Pearl Harbor style attack in orbit is more probable than many people realize.
Founder Jimmy Wales discusses the barriers to the encyclopedia’s expansion.