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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If you have a question, you can ask Google or Bing or any number of online databases. Now robots have their own knowledge database
For encryption to be widely used, it must be built into attractive, easy-to-use apps like those people already rely on.
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We need to come to grips with what autism really is.
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.