An approach based on network theory reveals the pattern of links between Mafia-controlled firms involved in organized crime and the rest of the economy.
A European team of physicists has demonstrated a device that can teleport quantum information to a solid-state quantum memory over telecom fiber, a crucial capability for any future quantum Internet.
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
The technologist speaks about an ambitious plan to build a powerful artificial intelligence.
Startup Semprius will soon open a plant to produce is concentrated solar modules.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
The way players form into groups in online games reveals that hierarchies are an inevitable product of the human condition, say complexity scientists.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.