Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to pinpoint the location of a cargo ship simply by eavesdropping on the sound of its passing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The protection of intellectual property is essential for economic advancement
In addition to addressing safety concerns, Silicon Valley firms have a strong incentive to create a new venue for increasing the use of their digital devices
Even when autonomous vehicles are doing everything they’re supposed to, the drivers of nearby cars and trucks are still flawed, error-prone humans
An expert from a nuclear-test-monitoring system explains how his team is trying to help in the search for the ARA San Juan
A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The Library of Congress has your back
Software lets scientists explore the brain in 3-D and perform “virtual dissections”
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of the technology
Computer scientists borrowed insights from the fruit fly brain to create a more accurate search algorithm. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Much of the necessary technology already exists
Consumer technologies—whether user reviews and recommendations, social media or health care portals—involve logistical effort that means more administrative work at home.
The damage that the ransomware caused to Britain’s National Health Service was not a cybersecurity failure in the practicalities but a failure of cybersecurity management at the top level
A new study uses brain imaging to separate those who think about and even attempt suicide from those who don’t
Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do
Aid organizations have been piloting a nimble approach to cut through the fog of war
New qubit designs could enable more robust machines
Early tests of the “vide-omics” principle have already demonstrated its potential