The earliest typewriters had the letter keys in alphabetical order. The trouble was that if you hit two keys quickly the levers would jam.
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
The birds follow a few simple rules to create complex patterns.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Learning to code is often presented as a solution to job market problems of the 21st century, but are students really learning the competencies they will need?
The man who conceived the computer and helped crack the Nazi Enigma code deserves national recognition.
Robots in the classroom are highly engaging and motivating for students, and can have a cascading effect on learning across an entire school.
Artificial intelligence and data analytics are transforming the practice of law.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
Cybersecurity is an increasingly relevant concern in our society, but pop culture tells us virtually nothing useful about it.
Using AI to search for ET might help us find things we couldn't even imagine we should look for, but to succeed we also have think critically about how we create and use that technology.
Spot removes traditional barriers to reporting abusive behavior, because participants can log incidents without talking to a human.
Software tools for South Africa’s Nguni languages may assist with redress and effective communication.
VR is being applied to shopping, car manufacturing and exercise – but it remains a challenge to transport humans to new worlds with an acceptable sense of presence.
Scientists at the postwar Macy conferences sought a new vision of mind and society, but the digital world in which we now live is far removed from their dreams.
We prefer to go with our guts.
As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
Mentoring programs can be enormously valuable for students, both in terms of their academic performance and their professional development.