Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
The ebb and flow of geolocated Twitter activity is a “social microscope” that reveals the heartbeat of a city, say complexity scientists.
We're all influenced by the weather but psychologists have struggled to gather convincing data revealing the correlation. So researchers are turning to Twitter instead.
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Anonymity may encourage antisocial behavior, such as trolling, but we can also identify a noble political imperative behind the mask.
The digital chatter of smart meters could soon replace human communications on the GSM mobile phone network, say network engineers.
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Occasionally virtual assistants like Siri show flashes of humanity that suggest they could one day act like more than just software.
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