A small group of special individuals could act as an early warning system for the next epidemic. Their special power? Super-spreading disease.
A new Presidential report will investigate how data collection and analysis affect everyday privacy.
Computing resources such as memory, processing power and even software are all available on demand and in abundance through the cloud. Now neural networks are joining the list.
“For the first time, we will identify continents and oceans—and perhaps the signatures of life—on distant worlds,” says NASA in its 30-year vision for astrophysics.
A leaked UN climate report suggests we’re spending far too little on clean energy.
The best of the rest from the arXiv preprint server.
Google is working on electronics-laden contact lenses to monitor glucose levels for diabetics. Welcome to the club.
Google looks set to bring its smart, personal data-fueled assistant, Google Now, to the Chrome browser.
The ability to teleport energy from one location to another could revolutionise the way quantum devices operate, but only if it can be made to work over practical distances. Now physicists think they know how.
Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes that occur in the flow of information when disaster strikes, say network scientists.