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.
Using a mobile phone while driving can significantly increase the chances of an accident. Now a dashboard cam can spot when drivers pick up the phone.
Hardware like the headset made by Oculus VR will allow virtual worlds to offer person-to-person interactions that compete with real life.
A seasoned programmer declares that Androids User Interface library is “amateurish” – and then there’s the issue of all those screen resolutions
A new way to analyze human reaction times shows that the brain processes data no faster than 60 bits per second.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Knowledge banking for a hyper connected society.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
Mobile phone data is revolutionising the way researchers study human mobility. But these analyses are worryingly susceptible to hidden bias, say researchers.
GPS doesn’t work indoors. Can a bat-like echolocation system take its place?