New financial networks could stop the concentration of wealth and increase participation in the economy—but only if used with care
Machine-learning algorithms teased seven distinct dolphin clicking patterns from a library of more than 50 million clicks, identifying one species by sound alone. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Iran has conducted several highly damaging cyberattacks and become a major threat that will only get worse
How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming
In principle, you could share your password with anyone
New “qubit” designs could enable more robust quantum machines
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.