If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.
If you fancy trying your hand at radio astronomy, why not convert an old satellite dish.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Social bots are sending a significant amount of information through the Twittersphere. Now there’s a tool to help identify them.
GPS doesn’t work indoors. Can a bat-like echolocation system take its place?
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias–just listen to the most confident.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.