Combining old fashioned questionnaires with data mining techniques reveals increasingly detailed insights into the way young men and women allocate their time and resources.
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The way your smartphone uses power provides a simple way to track it, say computer scientists who have developed an app to prove it.
The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not anymore.
A neural network that simulates the way monkeys recognise faces produces many of the idiosyncratic behaviours found in humans, says computer scientists.
The first network analysis of the entire body of European Community legislation reveals the pattern of links between laws and their resilience to change.
Neuroscientists have recorded the neural activity in the entire brains of freely moving nematode worms for the first time.
The way galaxies evolve from variations in matter density in the early universe is mathematically equivalent to the way cities grow from changes in population density on Earth, say cosmologists.
One of the last bastions of human mastery over computers is about to fall to the relentless onslaught of machine learning algorithms.
Take a short, single strand of DNA, zap it with terahertz waves and watch how it vibrates. Voila, a machine that can detect DNA sequences.