Apple made waves with its iPhone 5 unveiling Wednesday — but perhaps not the waves it has at some of its previous launches. Are expectations too high for Apple, or is the company just not delivering like it used to? And, really, does it even matter?
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that we can harness a natural process -- photosynthesis -- to improve the effectiveness of solar collectors. By using a protein found in plants, electrodes can be made to convert more sunlight into energy.
A London-based scientist at Microsoft, and professor at Oxford University, was distressed that we never get a complete picture of the risks of climate change. But rather than merely talk about it, he turned the issue into a play that he's been performing solo in London and abroad.
Public and private funding for the arts in Europe are drying up as the economic crisis their continues. In Portugal, artists remain in survival mode and are testing new ways to find funds. Some have turned to crowdfunding through a website inspired by U.S.-based Kickstarter.
In the battle between Iran and the United States, the latest casualties are the video gamers of Tehran. Big users of World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, in Iran can no longer access the game, because the game's creator, Blizzard Entertainment, blocked them to comply with U.S. sanctions.
Air conditioning has become an ubiquitous part of modern American life. Nearly all cars and 86 percent of homes in the United States have it. That makes it easy to forget about the dramatic changes the advent of air conditioning ushered in, including the development of the Deep South.
Gaming industry executives, designers and developers will convene with investigative journalists to explore how gaming platforms can be used to reach and engage citizens in investigative journalism.
The folks at To the Best of Our Knowledge have launched a Kickstarter project: A comic book about the science of consciousness.
In 2010, Katherine Losse moved to a small town in western Texas after quitting her job at Facebook. As she reveals in her new memoir, "The Boy Kings," Losse had grown disillusioned with Silicon Valley's "programmed" culture and needed to unplug. In doing so, she found new meaning in the technology-driven world she left behind.
Bobak Ferdowsi is young, good looking and sports a stars-and-stripes Mohawk. He's also the flight director for NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. That Ferdowki doesn't look like your typical rocket scientist is what made him an overnight Internet sensation, and the new face of the U.S. space program.