A machine learning algorithm has learned to tell whether individuals can read or write by analyzing their mobile phone records.
Traffic to Wikipedia pages about aircraft crashes varies in unexpected ways, say Internet researchers.
It just got even easier for outsiders to scrutinize the workings of Apple’s mobile operating system, which could boost security.
Microsoft says DNA could be a better way to store data for the long term than the magnetic tape companies rely on today.
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.
This week’s most interesting and thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
Changing a computer’s fan speed produces an audio signal that can be hijacked to steal data, say computer security experts who have tested the technique.
The search company has updated its Earth and Maps applications with a petabyte of Landsat data—but the most exciting uses are likely to come from mapping experts.
After falling victim to hackers, quantum cryptographers are fighting back with a more secure system capable of sending messages further than ever before.
The available evidence suggests that face matching systems don’t work equally well for different races.