Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools
How the science of learning can get the best out of edtech
Whence new plagues?
A prediction of the places from which new illnesses are likely to emerge
Cell-free biotech will make for better products
A new type of biological engineering should speed up innovation
Computer security is broken from top to bottom
As the consequences pile up, things are starting to improve
An insect’s eye inspires a new camera for smartphones
A series of eyelets can make cameras much smaller
The 48 uses of dragon’s blood
Komodo dragons could be the source for a new generation of antibiotics
How to predict and prepare for space weather
Sometimes the sun burps. It flings off mighty arcs of hot plasma known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). If one of these hits Earth it plays havoc with the planet’s magnetic field. Such storms are among the most spectacular examples of what astronomers call space weather, a subject to which a session at this year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in Boston, was devoted.