Ancient military innovations – like the bit and bridle that enabled mounted horseback riding – changed the course of history.
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Did ancient technological advancements drive social innovation, or vice versa? Studying cause and effect in the ancient world may seem like a fool’s errand, but researchers built a database to do just that.
Facebook’s Ego4D project will help computers see the world from your point of view - for better or worse.
People navigate cities in much the same way animals navigate their environments.
As you’re walking through city streets on your way to work, school or appointments, you probably feel like you’re taking the most efficient route. Thanks to evolution, you’re probably not.
China has used big data collection systems to keep COVID under control. How the government plans to use these new capabilities in its national surveillance system has many concerned.
People produce mountains of data every day, but not all data is treated the same under the law.
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Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
New research shows gene name autocorrection remains a problem for genomics articles. Here’s why it’s a wake up call for research reproducibility.
At the core of changes already underway is that the customer not the bank will own their banking history. It’ll make switching easier, and it’s about to spread to other services.
Just three big developers are being paid tens of millions of pounds to supply the majority of these UK systems.
Researchers found the letters X, Y, and Z make tweets more shareable. The nonsensical result shows how easily statistics can be misused.
The WHO is creating a Global Pandemic Radar – an example of collective intelligence that must learn lessons from this pandemic.
Many other public bodies have flawed and outdated computer systems. How long before something else goes wrong?
A complete human genome, seen here in pairs of chromosomes, offers a wealth of information, but it is hard connect genetics to traits or disease.
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Analysis of almost 100,000 tweets reveals how news reports can change the way people feel about vaccination.
Today, artificial intelligence is deeply imbedded in the systems we use to make decisions. However, the assumptions on which they’re built are often completely hidden to us.
While AI is intended to help us, it tempts us to abandon judgment and moral responsibility. And without a proper understanding of how it works, we cannot circumvent its negative effects.
How can we keep our personal data safe?
Companies today collect vast amounts of our personal data. What measures can governments and regulators take to reduce the inherent risks and keep our data?
How you can gauge investors’ sleepiness by using Google search data.
Science can become more open and inclusive and can shift its culture.
‘Science 4.0’ is real. It is about a revolution in which science is an integral part of society.
Australians are highly engaged on the topic, yet don’t have strong opinions either way. Among potential migrants, only Indians showed a high degree of interest in Australia as a destination.
On October 22, the French junior minister for digital transition and electronic communication, Cedric O, and the French prime minister, Jean Castex (rear) announcing the changeover of several departments to ‘maximum alert’, new curfew measures, and the new app ‘Tous Anti Covid’.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public health and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers’ personal information a priority.