Money. We all use it. But is it real? I mean, you can touch a coin or bill, but who decided that’s worth anything? And what about all those 1’s and 0’s getting swapped and traded by computers thousands of times per second? How are those worth anything?
If our efforts to automate trains are any indication, the cars and trucks of the future may be more dependent on human help than we imagine.
There are labs so silent that many people can't stand being inside them, but that stillness lets us run some of our most sensitive experiments.
Randomness is important for all kinds of things, from science to security, but to generate true randomness, engineers have turned to some pretty odd tricks.
What are the methods twitter bots use to fool us, and what are some of the challenges in doing so?
As midterm political campaigns shift into full gear, start-ups are pushing for blockchain-based voting.
Devastating vulnerabilities are hiding in the technology in programs, protocols, and hardware all around us. Most of the time, you can find ways to protect yourself.
A number of companies are getting closer to extracting resources from space rocks.
Data mining recently made big news with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but it is not just for ads and politics. It can help doctors spot fatal infections and it can even predict massacres in the Congo.