If Google chairman Eric Schmidt is to be believed, the automation of jobs will be the “defining” problem of the next two to three decades. At a debate at Davos 2014, he warned that the constant development of new technology will put more and more middle class people out of work.
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when lists of passwords are stolen from websites.
The “like” is the predominant gesture on social media, whether you’re sticking to Facebook or shifting to Instagram. It may even be the most common gesture among humans nowadays. Some of us probably “like” content from our online friends more often than we communicate with them in real lif...
Researchers have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system.
An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers report.
The field of so-called solotronic structures enables experimental electronics and spintronics of the future, based on operations occurring on a single-atom level.
Two Russian cosmonauts of Expedition 38 successfully installed a high-fidelity camera on the exterior of the International Space Station, in a second attempt, at 3.08 p.m. EST.
Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals.
Inspired by the ancient food art of 'blown sugar', Bando and his team reasoned that the strutted, coherent nature of conjoined bubbles would lend itself to strength and conductivity if graphene could be structured in the same way.
Factory ready technique that would use carbon nanotubes to better cool microprocessor chips.
research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.