A rapid increase in our knowledge of alien worlds has dramatically changed the way scientists are interpreting the famous Drake equation.
By mining a vast database of high-school yearbook photos, a machine-vision algorithm reveals the change in hairstyles, clothing, and even smiles over the last century.
Following the examples of tennis and cricket, a new generation of ball-tracking algorithms is attempting to revolutionize the analysis and refereeing of soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.
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Government officials want us to believe that encryption is helping terrorists, but law enforcement still has plenty of tools to get the data.
There are now many general-purpose consumer LED bulbs that give off good light. With so many, how can you tell the difference?
The discovery of a stable form of one-dimensional diamond has scientists racing to understand its properties. The first signs are that diamond nanothread will be more versatile than anyone expected.