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.
Sometimes encrypting messages isn't enough, and the very act of sending them must be hidden as well. Now physicists have discovered how to camouflage messages and guarantee that they remain hidden.
Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.
The ability to teleport quantum information between diamond crystals that can also store it is a small but important step toward a quantum Internet.
We should be able to use Jupiter's radio emissions like ground-penetrating radar to study the oceans on Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, say space scientists.