Mobile communications can help bridge a huge knowledge gap and reimagine healthcare across Africa.
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?
Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition, and the turning point occurred in 2012, say computer scientists.
A new class of imaging device with no lens and just a single light sensitive sensor could revolutionise optical, infrared and millimetre wave imaging
A smartphone app inspired by Greek mythology has the potential to help the blind navigate indoors where GPS is unavailable.
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.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
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.