In December, Google engineers trained a machine-learning algorithm to write picture captions using the same techniques it developed for language translation.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. In January, network scientists revealed that your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
A new way to get materials into cells might clear the way for powerful treatments for diseases like cancer and HIV.
What do the latest technologies to flop, fizzle, and flame out tell us about innovation?
Several technologies allow aircraft to be tracked over the ocean via satellite, but most solutions are costly.
An upgrade to the Roadster extends its range and shows how far battery technology has come.
A new kind of computer memory could help make more capable computer chips that function more like biological brains, say IBM researchers.
In August, a study of 50,000 people in Italy concluded that online social networks have a significant negative impact on individual welfare.
From genetically modified foods to gene therapy, 2014 was a big year for rewriting biology.
In October, DeepMind unveiled a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.