How a consumer genetics company amassed a database of willing research participants.
Online education offers one effective way to close the skills gap.
The Internet’s Influence on the Production and Consumption of Culture: Creative Destruction and New Opportunities
Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition, and the turning point occurred in 2012, say computer scientists.
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 elaborate records kept by the US Patent Office since 1790 are allowing researchers to study the nature of invention and how it has changed in 200 years.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
If electric cars become popular quickly, the demand for charging them is likely to exceed supply. Now mathematicians have worked out how electricity companies can distribute their power fairly to car owners. But the price–accurate information about driving habits–may be too much to ask.
Not only does student participation decline dramatically throughout the new generation of Web-based courses, but the involvement of teachers in online discussions makes it worse.