Obama: If You Trust Your Congress, Trust in the NSA Data Collection

On Friday afternoon, President Obama responded for the first time to the revelations of various National Security Agency data gathering programs—from recording all call records in and outside of the…

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Beauty of Our World

We live in a beautiful world, and Reid Gower wants to make sure we know it. Gower spent six months creating this beautiful time-lapse video, shot in five U.S. states…

Building Cars Out of Batteries Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

The high cost and limited range of electric vehicles can make them a tough sell, and their costliest and most limiting component are their batteries. But batteries also open up…

5 Digital Highlights From New York Fashion Week

A model wearing Google Glass backstage at Diane von Furstenberg’s show in Lincoln Center. Designers didn’t just bring new clothes to Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week — several…

Government Lab Reveals Quantum Internet Operated for 2 Years

One of the dreams for security experts is the creation of a quantum Internet that allows perfectly secure communication based on the powerful laws of quantum mechanics. The basic idea…

Why Insiders, Not Hackers, Are Biggest Threat to Cybersecurity

The NSA leaks perpetrated by Edward Snowden will easily go down as one of the biggest revelations of the year, if not the decade. But the episode also raises new…

Genetically Modified Mice May Be Landmine-Sniffing Heroes

Scientists are engineering a real-life Mighty Mouse that will scurry through fields sniffing out hidden landmines thanks to olfactory superpowers. The researchers, at Hunter College of the City University of…

Biggest Threat to the Economy Could Come From Outer Space

Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii.…

Hate Telemarketing Robocalls? FTC Wants to Stop Them

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is not a fan of Rachel from Card Services. “Rachel, you are now Public Enemy No. 1,” Leibowitz joked on Thursday at the start…

Drone Beat: Amazon Drones in India, National Parks Bans and More

Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan talks on the phone as a camera-equipped drone hovers outside a parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 21, 2014. Image: B.K. Bangash/Associated Press The U.S. government…