Solar farms in the Mojave shows how green tech can center environmentalism
Everybody, it seems, has tried to build a better mousetrap: more than 4,400 patents in dozens of subclasses have been awarded
It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature.
The social-media site's security team talks to The Atlantic -- revealing key details about a revolution that could become a parable for Internet activism.
When we use modern technology, we're lucky to be standing on abstractions of giants
A sociologist of technology takes on Jaron Lanier's recent Atlantic essay
What's it like to write with software that records every one of your keystrokes?
If we underestimate the digital world's new overlords, we may confuse the bad guys with the good
What happens when a brilliant group of academics take their ideas to Washington
What if you could walk through that airport scanner and know that your naked image would never be seen by human eyes?
A visit to the nation's premiere hi-fi audio conference yields transcendence in the Marriott catacombs
Better access to computational power is radically expanding who can learn to program
Zadie Smith's beautiful review of The Social Network and Facebook asks deeply important questions but has key blind spots
Say goodbye to distracting photo spreads, advertisements, backgrounds, faux-official layouts and logos
Google built its empire on the power of the link, but books don't have them. Here's how the company attacks the problems of the universal library.
In his basement, sculptor Gordon Bennett makes beautiful, oddly human robots out of mid-century mechanical scrap
Revisiting the first great cautionary tale of the oil age can teach us a thing or two about our own bubble-burst bankruptcies
The Kodak camera launched the movement that made photography art. Now any iPhone can duplicate the pictorialists' aesthetic. What's a photo artist to do now?
Patrick Feaster hunts ancient sounds stored in recordings that have been impenetrable to modern methods of playback
Filled with declassified state secrets and staffed with former NSA employees who are veritable encyclopedias of cryptology