Scientists propose a novel nanotechnology-based strategy to improve water filtration. The project was an experiment in crowdsourced computing -- carried out by over 150,000 volunteers who contributed their own computing power to the research.
A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content is completely banned.
Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.
When Jacky Alcine looked at his Google Photos app recently, he was appalled by what he saw. The facial recognition software had tagged pictures of him and a friend, both of them African-Americans, with the word "Gorillas."
Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend
A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, mathematically generated messages that are typical of encryption software. Instead, the method transforms s...
On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.
Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.
Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionize the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling objects and data out of the screen and playing with these in mid-air. Today we live in a world of fl...
Popular chat rooms on Reddit have been closed in protest over the sacking of a popular staff member.
Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes for better armor than a cylindrical tail. It's also better at gripping and...
An automotive assembly line robot mortally injured a worker at a car factory in Germany this week, a prosecutor's office said.
James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.
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