Researcher uses mobile phone data to predict illiteracy
People who can't read or write tend to communicate with very few others on their phones.
MIT: More collaboration is needed to fight disease
Medicine crosses so many fields that government must coordinate and fund research.
Google's AI fears are adorably mundane, for now
A 330 pound automaton can do a lot of damage just by falling on you.
Genetically engineered mice could fight Lyme disease
The rodents could help Nantucket become Lyme-free.
Analysts predict the end of the smartphone boom
Because almost everyone who can afford a smartphone already has one.
Europe will make publicly funded scientific research public
The change happens in 2020 and will also affect public-private partnerships.
German scientists are training robots to 'feel' pain
It could prevent them from getting damaged and needing costly repairs.
IBM's optical storage is 50 times faster than flash
The phase-change memory is now cheaper than RAM, too.
The White House wants to study the Earth's microbes
It's setting $121 million aside to fund studies on microorganisms.