If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.
Europe and China are gaining the upper hand in the race to bounce perfectly secure messages off satellites in low Earth orbit.
Field experiments in rural India have revealed a cheap and simple way to find the best connected individuals in any social network--just ask the people.
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
Location-based social networks are allowing scientists to study the way human patterns of behavior change in time and space, a technique that should eventually lead to deeper insights into the nature of society.
Indoor location technologies are a boon to retailers but may not be so welcome to consumers.
Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later.
There's a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it. Now data scientists say they've discovered it by studying successful requests on the Web.
All over the world, weather radar images are being plagued by signals from the latest generation of five GHz Wi-Fi. Now Austrian researchers have developed a fix.