Apps to predict your life expectancy
The question is whether you actually want to know.
When will I die? This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of reli...
Want to beautify your street? Ask a computer
AI approach could help planners give urban areas a facelift.
British computer scientists have developed a system using artificial intelligence to show – with pictures – how to ma...
Internet juggernauts hard to handle
The reality of regulating Facebook, Google, Amazon et al.
Back in the 1990s – a lifetime ago in internet terms – the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells published several book...
Algorithms making discoveries
They could even help us cut through the paperwork.
Are computers smart enough to make scientific discoveries? Research by the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berke...
A game that really exercises the mind
Researchers link three people on a brain-to-brain network.
US computer engineers have reported creating a way for two people to help a third person solve a problem using only t...
A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip
Scientists create a world first for light waves.
Scientists have created a tiny tsunami of light that could be used on a silicon chip. But rather than the destruction...
The start of modern computing
The revolution kicked off in 1968, two decades before PCs.
Apple Computers launched its Macintosh in January 1984. It was, the anonymous author of the History of Computers fan ...
Spintronics moves from two to three dimensions
Advances herald a breakthrough in computing technology.
Spintronics might not be the sort of word that comes up in everyday discussions, but it has been revolutionising comp...
Silicon surges as quantum tech favourite
It might just prove central to next-gen machines, too.
Three breakthrough papers published in just the past year have confirmed that silicon is neck-and-neck with competing...
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Computer-aided design to assist novice plastic surgeons.
Repairing, or redesigning, faces is a fiendishly tricky business carrying very high stakes. It is a particularly chal...