An exotic new form of propulsion could send a spacecraft to Uranus in the time Galileo took to get to Jupiter less than half as far away, say rocket scientists.
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that works out a vehicle’s destination using only its starting location and speed throughout its journey.
Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.
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In July, an analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia revealed the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures.
At CES, Ford shows a concept for increasing the amount of solar power a car can generate.
In October, nanotechnologists designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more.
In September, network theorists working for the US military worked out how to identify the small “seed” group of people who can spread a message across an entire network
Following the Supreme Court’s rejection of gene patents, the U.S. proposes steep cuts to reimbursements for tests that detect breast cancer genes.