Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live
Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within ...
Lazard's numbers show cost-competitive gains for wind, solar
Building a better battery
Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S - 265 miles - but at one-fifth the $70,000 price of the luxury sedan. Or a battery able to provide many times more energy than today's technology ...
Sony Pictures network reportedly hit by hackers (Update)
Sony Pictures' computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information from the Japanese group's entertainment division.
Firmer footing for robots with smart walking sticks
Anyone who has ever watched a humanoid robot move around in the real world—an "unstructured environment," in research parlance—knows how hard it is for a machine to plan complex movements, balance on ...
Nanodot team aims to charge phones in less than a minute
Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
Scientists could save thousands with student's DIY microscope
Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his ...
Knightscope K5 on security patrol roams campus
Kickstarter project SnapJet hardware device lets you print your smartphone pic as Polaroid
Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that—given time—they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield ...
Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins (Update)
A sophisticated cybersespionage tool has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008, researchers said Monday, and one report linked it to US and British intelligence.
Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.
After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.