July 22, 2009, brought the longest total solar eclipse that Earth will witness in the 21st century.
Mass Effect 2, the new sequel of the popular video game, lets players battle enemies by channeling something akin to the unknown force that causes the universe to continue expanding
Unused "white spaces" between occupied radio frequencies would help more wireless users find access to the Internet, but could also create greater interference
The European Research Council opens up its checkbook to fund Marco Dorigo's latest efforts to get networks and robots to mimic the highly efficient behavior of ant and other colony insects...
Direct stimulation of the arousal centers in patients may restore awareness
AI researchers now aim to improve the usability of programs aimed at assisting doctors in figuring out what is wrong with us
Tech companies, government agencies and academics are uniting to develop the technology needed to increase global telecommunications networks' energy efficiency
Intel introduced several new processors at CES that are aimed at helping Internet-connected electronic devices more easily manage the data explosion
The next generation of Fords will feature a number of new voice- and touch-activated controls
The software company studied the human body to train its latest motion-tracking gaming technology to work without the need for controllers
Although CEO Steve Ballmer's CES keynote was light on major new technology announcements, the company will have Project Natal for Xbox 360 ready to go in time for next Christmas
New quantum algorithm can solve monster-size equations
Designers are pushing all the boundaries to make integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper
Could computer software based on cognitive science improve older drivers' skills?
A study in the journal Computers & Graphics finds that computer programs for identifying works of art fall far short of even nonexpert human judges, because of our ability to psychologically evaluate scenes...
Online fantasy games enable developing world entrepreneurs to make a living by trading stashes of make-believe gold for hard cash
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Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and their cousins have evolved from college fad to global ubiquity in seven short years. Whether they are good for our mental health is another matter
Letters to the editor from the September 2009 issue of Scientific American
Nothing is more fulfilling than being in a successful love relationship. Yet we leave our love lives entirely to chance. Maybe we don't have to anymore