Tiny, fast lasers are unlocking the mysteries of photosynthesis
Seeing the process in fractions of a blink could provide insights for clean fuel and more climate-sturdy plants.
Room-temperature superconductors could zap us into the future
Superconductors convey powerful currents and intense magnetic fields. But right now, they can only be built at searing temperatures and crushing pressures.
Maritime students gear up to fight high-seas cyberattacks
A Norwegian university is tackling the lack of boat cybersecurity with a new college class.
Utah teens will need parents’ permission to use social media
The new laws' broad language sets a curfew for social media use, and could even affect apps like Duolingo and AllTrails.
This ATV-mounted, drone-killing laser burns with the power of one dishwasher
The system was on display at a recent defense conference, and it needs just 2 kilowatts of power to work.
Our bottled water habit stands in the way of universal clean drinking water
Less than half of what the world pays for bottled water every year is enough to ensure clean tap water access for millions.
Desert daisy tricks male flies with sexy evolutionary deception
Three genes in a species of African flower help it trick male flies into thinking it is a mate.
Some ‘recycled’ product claims are mostly garbage
Recent laws encourage recycling old plastic into new products. But verifying recycled content relies on tricky math.
Don’t plug in mysterious USB drives
From malware to more extreme scenarios, there are very important reasons to be wary of an unknown USB device.
Jackrabbit’s color-changing fur may prepare them for climate change
The color-changing mammal is only one of 20 species that change shades with the seasons.