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Computers Learn to Use Sound to Find Ships

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.

December 5, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata
Does Silicon Valley Want You to Text and Drive?

Does Silicon Valley Want You to Text and Drive?

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

December 2, 2017 — Jack Barkenbus and The Conversation US

Redefining "Safety" for Self-Driving Cars

Even when autonomous vehicles are doing everything they’re supposed to, the drivers of nearby cars and trucks are still flawed, error-prone humans

November 29, 2017 — Srikanth Saripalli and The Conversation US

How Fit Is Bitcoin?

A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 21, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Stop Doing Companies' Digital Busywork for Free

Consumer technologies—whether user reviews and recommendations, social media or health care portals—involve logistical effort that means more administrative work at home.

November 2, 2017 — Jordan Kraemer and The Conversation US

AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid Abuse

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

October 30, 2017 — Louis Dzierzak

Science for the Modern World