The network of links between actors who have costarred in Bollywood films shows a clear connection to India’s political and economic history, say network scientists.
Robots already surround us, and they’re about to do much more than work on assembly lines and pick up dust bunnies.
After aircraft were targeted with high-power laser pointers in 2008, Australia banned them. But the prohibition seems to have had an entirely different effect.
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Astronomers have long known that combining the data from several astrophotographs can reveal dramatically more detail about astrophysical objects. So what will they discover by combining all the astrophotographs on the Web?
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Censorship has forced Chinese activists to use increasingly obscure language on social media, isolating themselves from those they hope to reach.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Field experiments in rural India have revealed a cheap and simple way to find the best connected individuals in any social network–just ask the people.
The elaborate records kept by the US Patent Office since 1790 are allowing researchers to study the nature of invention and how it has changed in 200 years.