Mobile communications can help bridge a huge knowledge gap and reimagine healthcare across Africa.
Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition, and the turning point occurred in 2012, say computer scientists.
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.
The idea that the Twitter stream is a window into the future is persuasive. But is it true?
A new class of imaging device with no lens and just a single light sensitive sensor could revolutionise optical, infrared and millimetre wave imaging
Vortices in the South Atlantic are mathematically equivalent to black holes, say physicists, an idea that could lead to new ways of understanding how currents transport oil and garbage across oceans
There’s a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it. Now data scientists say they’ve discovered it by studying successful requests on the Web.
The discovery of a winning strategy for Prisoner’s Dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline. Their conclusion? Winning isn’t everything.
The fifth generation of mobile communications technology will see the end of the “cell” as the fundamental building block of communication networks.
LEDs outperform incandescent lights, hands down. But they should also give farmers unprecedented control over plant growth, development and nutritional content in future, say researchers.