In early 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new initiative in the city’s ongoing battle with violent crime. The most common solutions to this sort of problem involve hiring more police officers or working more closely with community members. But Emanuel declared that the Chicago Police Department would expand its use of software, enabling what is called “predictive policing,” particularly in neighborhoods on the city’s south side.
Walls, furniture, steering wheels, toys, and even Jell-O can become touch sensors with a new technology called Electrick.
Mixing genetically engineered cotton with conventional cotton to create hybrid plants reduces—or even reverses—resistance in the pink bollworm, a new study shows.
By using highly advanced brain-imaging technology to observe modern humans making ancient tools, it is now believed that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years ago.
A quantum probe based on an atomic-sized “color center” in diamonds has let researchers observe the flow of electric currents in graphene.