Following the examples of tennis and cricket, a new generation of ball-tracking algorithms is attempting to revolutionize the analysis and refereeing of soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI.
Government officials want us to believe that encryption is helping terrorists, but law enforcement still has plenty of tools to get the data.
By mining a vast database of high-school yearbook photos, a machine-vision algorithm reveals the change in hairstyles, clothing, and even smiles over the last century.
Researchers in Peru have a new way to capture electricity from plants and bacteria to help rainforest communities.
A roundup of some of the most interesting stories about mobile technology from other sites, collected by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for mobile.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Facebook is making it easier to avoid your ex on the social network after you break up. How helpful, yet weird.
A weekly roundup of the best and most important energy reading from around the Web, compiled by MIT Technology Review energy editor Richard Martin.
Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code.