How the continent's many obstacles, from widespread poverty to failed states, allowed African entrepreneurs to beat the West at reinventing money for the mobile age
Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and former secretary of energy, and Yi Cui, a celebrated battery researcher who works with Chu at Stanford, describe how an overhaul of the unglamorous battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy.
Google doesn't even need us to prove our humanity anymore, which is a good thing, because they can simulate it now.
How skywriting rose and fell, and why its instagrammability may lead to a resurgence.
Tales from the road, in DC.
This is a thin glowing layer of Earth's atmosphere rippling in the wake of a huge thunderstorm.
"Just as cars are not all the same, Electronic Medical Records vary greatly. A Mercedes, a Maserati and a Yugo are all cars, but you certainly wouldn't accuse someone of rejecting a used Yugo as being a Luddite and hating all cars. Similarly, you shouldn't generalize physicians who reject terrible programs as hating EMR."
Energy-trapping paint is bringing a Tron-like aesthetic to the roads of the Netherlands.
The future is vast, and scifi provides but a tiny porthole to see it.
A California startup is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar.
A company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.
Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.
Americans have not always desired new sources of energy. Demand has needed to be created, and this has never been easy.
Scientists in America's industrial heartland are making automotive metals and fuel in sunshine-powered furnaces.
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Amazon the corporate entity doesn't actually produce a guide for dealing drugs, but its purchase-recommendation algorithm sure seems to have done just that.
NASA to astronauts: "Let them eat kale."
"Yes, there are problems in any technology implementation and there always will be. But fewer people die. Yes, it is important to connect with the patient. But fewer people die. Yes, the opportunity to pad billing is obscene. But fewer people die."
The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.