OK, so the NSA is spying on you. Is Orwell's nightmare coming true?
"[I]nside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture."
University of Florida researchers have developed a six-inch-long, lightweight vehicle that can fly over, under, and through a hurricane while sending information in real time.
Unlike the hard sciences, macroeconomics has no airtight laws (with the possible exception of the law of supply and demand).
More than 120,000 sites are operating in the .su domain space assigned to the former Soviet Union, and a significant number of them are up to no good. Getting rid of the suffix would be "a messy operation."
Only about five percent of books are converted into usable formats for the visually impaired. A new treaty between publishers and advocates, designed to address copyright issues, may help end this "book famine."
Writer Bill McKibben says that it doesn't make sense to invest in companies "that make sure we won't have a planet to retire on...Ask your [organizations] which side of this wager they’re taking."
With the income gap at its highest in many years, several organizations are looking at what worked for the developing world and applying it to the richest country on Earth.
Thanks to improved technology and dedicated guides, the amount of traffic on the world's tallest mountain has increased to the point where climbers are encountering lines and bottlenecks.
Minneapolis-based Miinome is still getting off the ground, but once it does it could become the world's first "member-controlled human genetic marketplace."
In a recently released report, an organization proposes that content owners be allowed to distribute software that could perform unpleasant actions on the computers of those caught downloading or viewing content illegally.
A proposed People's Terms of Service Contract would provide a weapon against the often opaque and non-negotiable contracts designed to protect corporations at the expense of users.
With the launch of the mobile platform UberAds, advertisers will be able to use a potential customer's publicly-available data -- including their GPS location -- to deliver extremely specific promotions.
In the past, new technologies brought new jobs. Today, some experts foresee a future in which automation could take millions of people out of the workforce completely.
His latest novel, Joyland, will be released on June 4 in print form only. Ironically, in 2000 King was one of the first major writers to make a story of his available exclusively in e-book form.