After drug cartels intimidated many local newspapers in Mexico into silence, ordinary citizens began passing on news about drug-related violence themselves. Researchers from Microsoft decided to find out why.
Artificial-intelligence researchers have made vast strides recently in matching various human capabilities. But for the moment, humor looks beyond their reach.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Seeing people on the other side of metal walls has never been possible despite the array of high-tech sensors that can peer through other materials. That looks set to change.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Bullet time has always been the preserve of high-budget movies, but now anyone can create films like this using collaborative photography techniques on their smartphones.
Applying the theory of disruptive innovation to Tesla is not as simple as it seems.
Google’s Waze navigation app could slash commuting traffic if a carpooling service it is testing catches on.
Give Google’s DeepStereo algorithm two images of a scene and it will synthesize a third image from a different point of view.