IBM Nairobi Lab’s First Offering is a Traffic-Dodging Mobile App

6 November 2013 – 10:21 |

Debates about how best to avoid Nairobi traffic can take nearly as long as a drive across town. The city has three dozen traffic cameras downtown, but that’s not enough information for a city of …

Human Brain Project Needs Artificial Brains to Understand Real Ones

31 October 2013 – 19:14 |

If neuroscientist Henry Markram had a dollar for every neuron he wants to map, he still wouldn’t have enough money.
As it happens, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) researcher has a billion …

Data for the 31st Century

30 October 2013 – 21:14 |

Computer scientist Peter Kazansky at the University of Southampton, in England, has some words for the ages. He and a group of collaborators wrote them in quartz crystal using new optical techniques that could preserve …

UK Police Claim To Have Seized Their First 3-D Printed Gun Parts

26 October 2013 – 16:02 |

Police in Manchester, United Kingdom, yesterday seized a 3-D printer and what they said were 3-D printed gun components, which would be a first in the UK. They arrested a man involved on suspicion of …