Understanding how road networks influence the spread of towns is a key goal of urban science. The digitization of one of the greatest maps ever made should help.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
In a world first, a machine plays chess by evaluating the board rather than using brute force to work out every possible move.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Three year-old MIT institute focuses on innovation for the developing world.
MIT has announced a series of prizes to address the lack of prospects for low- and middle-income workers.
Leave a human baby with some toys and it’ll quickly learn to pick them up. Now a robot with deep-learning capabilities has done the same thing.
Artificial intelligence machines are rapidly gaining on humans, but they have some way to go on IQ tests.
The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics.