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MIT Technology Review:
Yahoo researchers develop algorithm to find the most beautiful route, rather than the shortest   —  Forget the Shortest Route Across A City, New Algorithm Finds The Most Beautiful  —  If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use.
Jul 9, 2014, 4:05 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Dating Mining Reddit Posts Reveals How to Ask For a Favor—And Get it   —  There's a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it.  Now data scientists say they've discovered it by studying successful requests on the web  —  One of the more extraordinary phenomena on the internet …
May 27, 2014, 5:55 AMIn context
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Google identifies house numbers in Street View using a neural network for image recognition   —  How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View  —  Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that's just as good as human operators.
Jan 7, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Liquid Metal Printer Lays Electronic Circuits on Paper, Plastic and Even Cotton   —  A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists.  Until now.  —  One of the dreams of makers the world over is to be able …
Nov 20, 2013, 7:10 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled   —  Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade.  But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more  —  Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world's first commercial computer capable …
Oct 22, 2013, 6:15 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
How Google Converted Language Translation Into a Problem of Vector Space Mathematics   —  To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other.  Simple, say a team of Google engineers  —  Computer science is changing the nature of the translation …
Sep 30, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Security Flaw Shows Tor Anonymity Network Dominated by Botnet Command and Control Traffic   —  The Tor anonymity network is championed as a tool for freedom of speech and anonymity.  But the reality is depressingly different, say Internet researchers who have analysed the network's traffic using a security flaw.
Sep 11, 2013, 11:55 PMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Edit Wars Reveal The 10 Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia   —  An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures  —  Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia that anybody can edit, is one of the more extraordinary collective efforts of the crowd.
Jul 18, 2013, 6:50 AMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years   —  A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers  —  One of the dreams for security experts is the creation …
May 6, 2013, 9:25 PMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Computer Scientists Measure the Speed of Censorship On China's Twitter   —  Censorship on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns
Mar 6, 2013, 9:00 PMIn context

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