A Google engineer has developed an algorithm that spots breaking news stories on the Web and illustrates them with pictures. And it is now filing its first stories on Twitter.
When it comes to finding the perfect mate, people aren’t as fussy as they make out, say researchers studying behavior on online dating sites.
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Want to become a leading thinker? A new network analysis reveals the thinkers who most influence the rest of us and suggests ways to join this elite list
In July, an analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia revealed the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures.
A new class of smarter robots is being readied for the workplace.
Earth and Titan have thick, nitrogen-rich atmospheres. That’s because both formed from the leftovers of cometary impacts, say astrophysicists
Infrared emissions above the epicenter increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists.
Extruding, printing, and sintering are not the same as manufacturing.
Social robots are simpler to interact with than humans, can repeat games with infinite patience and record the data for further study. That’s changing the way autistic children learn new skills, say therapists.