Smarter, safer robots could expand automation to new areas of production work and help many manufacturers regain a competitive edge against those using low-cost labor.
Key moments in the rover's journey from NASA's JPL to the surface of the red planet.
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The digital chatter of smart meters could soon replace human communications on the GSM mobile phone network, say network engineers.
The best way to build a global quantum internet will use containerships to carry qubits across the oceans, say physicists.
Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world. The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.
A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process--provided it can raise the necessary funding.
Apple's SIM card that lets you switch wireless carriers on the fly could lead to cheaper communications.
Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities "feel" more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the "fingerprint" of a city that captures this sense.
Anecdotal reports suggest that autistic adults benefit from computer-based communication. Now the scientific evidence is building.
Network Theory Reveals The Hidden Link Between Trade And Military Alliances That Leads to Conflict-Free Stability
The first game-theoretical study of military alliances shows that they cannot alone lead to global stability.
Most of the information on Wikipedia comes from a tiny proportion of users. Now social scientists are collecting data in a similar way, allowing participants to design surveys as they contribute.
If you've ever struggled to make sense of an information firehose, perhaps a 3-D printed model could help.