Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities “feel” more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the “fingerprint” of a city that captures this sense.
As robots become ever more present in daily life, the question of how to control their behaviour naturally arises. Does Asimov have the answer?
Network Theory Reveals The Hidden Link Between Trade And Military Alliances That Leads to Conflict-Free Stability
The first game-theoretical study of military alliances shows that they cannot alone lead to global stability.
To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.
The ebb and flow of geolocated Twitter activity is a “social microscope” that reveals the heartbeat of a city, say complexity scientists.
Cree introduces an LED bulb that mimics the design and shape of traditional incandescent bulb to entice consumers to try LEDs.
See hacker Barnaby Jack, who died last week, trick an ATM into spewing out all its cash
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
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.