Through the use of sensors built into your mobile phone (cameras, motion sensors and GPS) and Web services that can aggregate and interpret the assembled information, a new collective capacity is emerging: one in which people like you participate in sensing and analyzing aspects of life that were previously invisible...
Hiding data in MP3s, for example, makes the file size noticeably larger. Now computer scientists have developed a system for hiding data in already large applications. Christopher Intagliata reports...
The ambitious, unprecedentedly vast Square Kilometer Array project should open up new realms in astrophysics. But will it live up to its name?
Supercomputers may soon approach the brain's power, but much is unknown about how it works In "Too Hard for Science?" I interview scientists about ideas they would love to explore that they don't think could be investigated...
World's biggest chip manufacturer unveils radical chip design.
Physicians are using smart phones to diagnose diseases, check blood cell counts and identify pathogens in drinking water
At times it seems cloud computing has no more definition than the atmospheric phenomenon after which it is named
Scientific American examines cloud computing, a network-centric approach to delivering information and services
Outsourced computing power and an abundance of data storage has researchers looking online for resources to help them tackle tough problems
Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell, paperless for more than a decade, envisions data centers saturated with information and services readily available via the Internet
Does new research prove paranormal precognition or normal postcognition?
A toolkit used to identify Osama bin Laden in his hideout was probably a lot like the handheld devices used by U.S. soldiers
From DNA matching to tracking technology, this report reveals how science aided in bringing down the master terrorist
Museum exhibits, conferences and events relating to the brain
The New York International Auto Show features a fleet of vehicles with brawn, brains and an environmental conscience