Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That was the conclusion of a study in April, showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
In April, the first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors revealed a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But In July, Yahoo researchers came up with an approach that could change that.
In March, the world’s first electrostatically driven graphene speaker matched or outperformed commercially available earphones.
Honey, I shrunk the Christmas tree … thankfully Swedish scientists have found a neat way to illuminate it with a laser pulse.
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Food shortages in developing countries have always been difficult to monitor in real time. But mobile phone data is changing that, say demographers.
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One of the last bastions of human mastery over computers is about to fall to the relentless onslaught of machine learning algorithms.