Answers on the Web vary from a few thousand meters to 48 kilometers. Now a pair of physicists have carried out an experiment to find out.
Google’s new translation app puts simulated neurons on your phone—a technique that could make future gadgets much smarter.
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Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
When it comes to robotic flocks, do you control each machine individually or the entire swarm overall? A new programming language allows both.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Google compromised the security of its Android operating system by giving up the ability to push out security patches.
Every sporting event tells a story. Now the first computational analysis of “game stories” suggests that future sports could be designed to prefer certain kinds of stories over others.
Record low auction prices indicate an unsustainable solar rush is accelerating.