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Optical computers light up the horizon

Moore’s Law is dead: long live the laser!

VR doesn’t measure up to nature

Virtual reality can provide nature experiences for some people, but so far the technology isn’t very satisfactory. “Going for a walk" with VR glasses made study participants cyber sick.

Bird senses can improve drone navigation

South American oilbirds combine echolocation and extremely sensitive vision to find their way through dark caves. Decoding how they do this could help develop autonomous drones.

Heavier cars can make traffic more dangerous

The probability of being killed or severely injured in a traffic accident is about 40 percent lower if you drive a new car. But new cars are often more massive and pose a greater threat to other road users.

More geo-engineering, please!

Geo-engineering could help us solve the problem of global climate change, but only if we do it in a sustainable way and tackle the problem at the source.

From monstrosity to laptop: the story of the personal computer

What began as a “bizarre” fantasy has now become reality.

Net Neutrality: What the Public Gets Wrong

OPINION: Repealing “net neutrality” in the US will have no bearing on Internet freedom or security there or anywhere else.

Researchers get phone data to chart drug abuse in Oslo

Researchers have for the first time used anonymous data from mobile telephones together with analyses of wastewater to quantify use of illicit drugs in and around Norway’s capital.

Escape the exercise doldrums with fitness apps

Your smartphone can help you overcome negative mental and physical experiences of exercise.

The machine that converts carbon dioxide to stone in Iceland

The new technology could help mitigate climate change, says scientist.

Space travel changes gut bacteria in mice

Astronaut food, microgravity, and space radiation can change the composition of gut bacteria. Understanding how could improve radiation therapy here on Earth.

Atomic structure is key to making crack-resistant phone screens

A new material can withstand powerful impacts without breaking and could be used in glass products in the future.