The elaborate records kept by the US Patent Office since 1790 are allowing researchers to study the nature of invention and how it has changed in 200 years.
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Can a computer algorithm reliably identify clothing combinations that will make you look good? Scientists at eBay's research labs are trying to find out.
Computer scientists, who have been monitoring the Bitcoin network since January 2013, cast doubt on MtGox's claim that its bitcoins were stolen by hackers.
An econometrics study of failures among businesses that have offered daily deals hints at a bewildering complexity behind this kind of marketing
Nobody disputes that we need to better understand the nature of modern society and the financial and economic institutions on which it depends. Perhaps a list of grand challenges would help, says one researcher
The web has changed the nature of advertising. Now computer science is set to revolutionise it all over again.
Biochemists have long imagined that autocatalytic sets can explain the origin of life. Now a new mathematical approach to these sets has even broader implications
The growing interest in a market for personal data that shares profits with the individuals who own the data could change the business landscape for companies like Facebook
It's hard to believe but nobody has properly calculated how much a social gaming company should be worth. Until now
The US financial markets have suffered over 18,000 extreme price changes caused by ultrafast trading, according to a new study of market data between 2006 and 2011