Most website visits these days entail a database query—to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route between two addresses.
In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer beat chess wizard Gary Kasparov. This year, a computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison achieved something far more complex. It equaled or bested scientists at the ...
Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help.
Researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha have developed a measurement system that permits the prediction of atmospheric pollution due to nitrogen oxides in a specific location and at a particular time. The study ...
Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the mysterious subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.
The first rigorous analysis of the crime-fighting power of DNA profiling finds substantial evidence of its effectiveness.
A new database developed at the University of Arizona is serving as an online resource center for Indigenous people across the nation – and beyond – who are in search of information on Native Nation governance and leadership.
Crowdsourcing is a technique for farming out labor-intensive tasks over the Internet by splitting them into small chunks that dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people complete at their desks for a few cents each.
A new database promises to be an invaluable resource to scientists who use a unique single-celled fungus to study human diseases.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Searching the internet might seem simple, but applying a little bit of economic theory to information retrieval can shed some light on the best search strategies to adopt, according to researchers.