Antisocial behavior online can make people’s lives miserable. So an algorithm that can spot trolls more quickly should be a boon, say the computer scientists who developed it.
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Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.
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Researchers are teasing apart the complex set of links between the virality of a Web story and the emotions it generates.
Microsoft’s legendary browser is getting replaced. It’s about time.
Young social networks grow in an entirely different way to mature networks, say computer scientists who have analyzed the way Facebook grew in the heady days after it launched in 2004.
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