Quantum dots make efficient decisions

Even the simplest forms of life face an endless barrage of decisions—where to search for sustenance, for example, or how to avoid predators. Various mathematical models can mimic these decision-making processes, coming ...

New method optimizes outcomes for subjects in comparison tests

Clinical trials of new drugs or devices face a problem that most empirical inquiries don't: They must not only provide clear data about toxicity and efficacy but also try to maximize the quality of treatment for all of the ...

Zynga builds on casino-style play with Elite Slots

Facebook games pioneer Zynga on Wednesday said it was expanding its casino-style offerings with an "Elite Slots" title that weaves social and story elements with luck-based play.

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