Collaborative software development can be hugely successful or fail spectacularly. An analysis of the metadata associated with these projects is teasing apart the difference.
Entire GPS systems, including batteries and wireless transmitters for downloading data, are now no bigger than a coin.
The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end.
The first data mining study of romantic relationships on Twitter reveals that social networks undergo the equivalent of earthquakes after break ups.
If we want to bring coding skills to the masses, we may have to reinvent what programming is.
A new estimate of the amount of energy needed to visit the stars suggests we won’t have enough for at least another two centuries
A new way to analyze human reaction times shows that the brain processes data no faster than 60 bits per second.
Sudoku fanatics have long claimed that the smallest number of starting clues a puzzle can contain is 17. Now a year-long calculation proves there are no 16-clue puzzles.