Cheap, simple water filters made of plant xylem could dramatically reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases in places without access to clean drinking water, say engineers.
Hundreds of dollars and as many pounds of goods supplanted, thanks to a single device.
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias–just listen to the most confident.
Oxford researchers say that 45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
The surprising story of how an experiment to automate the creation of popularity and influence became successful beyond all expectation.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
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.
Why the world’s most famous outsourcing hub for tiny tasks is littered with spam and shoddy workmanship.
A new website ranks the world’s scientific institutions by discipline and shows their location on a global map