The Supreme Court’s ruling on warrantless cell-phone searches is an encouraging acknowledgement that the Constitution protects our privacy from much more than physical trespass.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.
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.
A new way to analyze human reaction times shows that the brain processes data no faster than 60 bits per second.
Life would be more secure if we used USB sticks, or even jewelry, to log into computer accounts, suggest Google engineers
What BMW’s decision to incorporate a gas engine into its new, electric i3 says about batteries.
Location-based social networks are allowing scientists to study the way human patterns of behavior change in time and space, a technique that should eventually lead to deeper insights into the nature of society.
A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.
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.