A team of University of California scientists is experimenting with an alternative to lead-based compounds in piezoelectric systems
Robert O. Duncan, a behavioral scientist at York College, the City University of New York, explains
The National Science Foundation delivers $1.1 million to Rensselaer Polytech researchers to stimulate the Semantic Web
A group of companies led by Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate the power of next-generation wireless broadband technologies by rolling out a Prius with 4G connectivity
From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head
One of the world's largest producers of electronic refuse, the U.S. imposes no federal restrictions on what materials can be used to make electronic devices or how they can be discarded
The Internet stands ready to upend the television viewing experience, but exactly how is a matter of considerable dispute
Researchers turn to the Open Computing Language as a way to get graphics and general-purpose computer processors on the same page for more powerful number crunching
Explore the advances that earned this year's crop of Nobelists one of the world's most famous prizes--and in some cases, read about the prizewinning discoveries as chronicled by the researchers themselves in Scientific American ...
Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Pioneer in Fiber Optics and Inventors of Digital Image Sensor [Update]
The three researchers paved the way for broadband telecommunications and the proliferation of digital photography
Augmented-reality technology mashes computer-generated images with real-world sights and sounds
Courtesy of some of the weirdest laws of physics, we may someday be able to search and surf the Web without anyone collecting our data
Phase-change memory's 40-year journey from bright idea to mobile phone.
What drove Tim Berners-Lee to imagine this game-changing model for information sharing, and will its openness be its undoing?
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and continues to shape its frantic evolution. He's neither rich nor famous, which is fine by him
In keeping with the spirit of the age, researchers can think of the laws of physics as computer programs and the universe as a computer
Wireless access to the Internet via Wi-Fi is increasingly popular, so the technology is being upgraded to ensure that users get prompt, reliable service
Live from the 2014 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland