Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities “feel” more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the “fingerprint” of a city that captures this sense.
When software updates force a functional gadget into retirement, it can be hard to say goodbye.
Anecdotal reports suggest that autistic adults benefit from computer-based communication. Now the scientific evidence is building.
Network Theory Reveals The Hidden Link Between Trade And Military Alliances That Leads to Conflict-Free Stability
The first game-theoretical study of military alliances shows that they cannot alone lead to global stability.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
Most of the information on Wikipedia comes from a tiny proportion of users. Now social scientists are collecting data in a similar way, allowing participants to design surveys as they contribute.
Cryptography could keep electronic investigations under control.
How the news feed on Facebook decides what you get to see.
Want regulations to preserve the open Internet? Be careful what you wish for.
If you’ve ever struggled to make sense of an information firehose, perhaps a 3-D printed model could help.