Overcoming the registration problem in augmented reality is easy – as long as you’re willing to cache a three dimensional map of an entire city
It doesn’t seem possible to keep services up and running in the face of every possible problem.
The theory of computation has had a profound influence on philosophical thinking. But computational complexity theory is about to have an even bigger effect, argues one computer scientist.
Protests in the Middle East and elsewhere capitalized on the spontaneity of social media, but can it also be deployed deliberately?
The way bees hunt for food is more complex than biologists thought.
The more useful Twitter becomes, the more important it is not to impede the service’s greatest strength: scanability.
Electric vehicles are breaking into the luxury market.
An “electronic tongue” can classify certain types of Spanish wine. Should sommeliers fear for their jobs?
Dust from Pluto’s satellites ought to form a faint ring around the dwarf planet, according to new calculations.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.