The first study of dialects on Twitter reveals global patterns that have never been observed before.
Researchers at IBM are testing a version of Watson designed to listen and contribute to business meetings.
The ultimate goal: a truly computational understanding of human society, say Yahoo's computational anthropologists.
GPS doesn't work indoors. Can a bat-like echolocation system take its place?
If you fancy trying your hand at radio astronomy, why not convert an old satellite dish.
It’s not certain whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down because of mistaken identity, but it is plausible.
The data from GPS navigating equipment is revealing the most important junctions in traffic-clogged megacities.
The wisdom of crowds breaks down when people are biased. Now researchers have discovered a simple method of removing this bias--just listen to the most confident.
If you could sell your location data every day, how much would you charge? A research team has carried out an experiment to find out.