Stock exchange trades now happen so quickly that the speed of light has become a factor, and exchanges may have to be relocated as a result, say researchers.
Harvard University scientists and the Mitre Corporation have demonstrated the world's first programmable nanoprocessor.
A pressure group founded by George Clooney has teamed up with the UN, Harvard University and Google to use satellite images to try and monitor next month's referendum in Sudan.
Attacks against political websites and human rights groups are on the rise, according to research from Harvard University.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found an elixir of youth - for mice, at any rate.
No, it's not a breakaway movement from Steampunk - it's serious science. A group of materials scientists have developed a new type of fuel cell that they say could soon lead to methane-powered laptops.
While looking for something else entirely, Harvard-Smithsonian astronomers have discovered several double-star systems which are merging, and which may explode as supernovae in the astronomically near future.
Where was I? Oh yes. Um, apparently people spend around half their waking hours thinking of things other than what's going on around them. And it doesn't even make them happy.
A Yale University team has successfully implanted laboratory-made lung tissue into rats - which were then able to use it to breathe.
A Harvard-led team has created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape. They're perfect for medical applications, says the team, because DNA is biocompatible and biodegradable.