In September, computer scientists revealed that machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition; and the turning point occurred in 2012.
Vermont got it wrong on GMOs. Its mistake will affect people far beyond its borders.
Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.
A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles to beat the market.
If you fancy trying your hand at radio astronomy, why not convert an old satellite dish.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Deciding which books to digitise when they enter the public domain is tricky; unless you have an independent ranking of the most notable authors.
Physicists have teleported quantum information from one ensemble of atoms to another 150 metres away, a demonstration that paves the way towards quantum routers and a quantum Internet
Nobody knows what exploded over Siberia in 1908, but the discovery of the first fragments could finally solve the mystery.
The Tor anonymity network is championed as a tool for freedom of speech and anonymity. But the reality is depressingly different, say Internet researchers who have analysed the network’s traffic using a security flaw.