After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later.
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.
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
One solution to the typing-on-a-screen problem asks us to change our behavior; the other changes its behavior to fit us.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
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.
Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.
Unwinding Scotch tape produces enough radiation to image a human finger.
Codes we live by, laws we follow, and computers that move too fast to care.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.