After drug cartels intimidated many local newspapers in Mexico into silence, ordinary citizens began passing on news about drug-related violence themselves. Researchers from Microsoft decided to find out why.
The company that began as a source of genealogical data now hopes to marry that information with DNA data—and sell it for research.
Some workers could soon strap on a power-assist suit before maneuvering heavy objects.
Efficient Power Conversion has launched gallium nitride chips that promise higher efficiency and lower cost than silicon.
A handful of companies are coming up with ways to extend your phone’s battery life when you’re far from a power outlet.
Researchers show that devices based on a material derived from wood work as well as the communications chip in your smartphone.
Mothers-to-be expecting to learn about chromosomal defects from a noninvasive prenatal test sometimes instead learn they may have cancer.
Artificial-intelligence researchers have made vast strides recently in matching various human capabilities. But for the moment, humor looks beyond their reach.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
A new approach to robot learning was tested in Minecraft, the popular open-ended computer game.