If you’re listening to music right now, chances are you didn’t choose what to put on—you outsourced it to an algorithm. Such is the popularity of recommendation systems that we’ve come to rely on them to serve us what...
Pioneering scientists like Rothermel dealt with this intractable problem by ignoring it. Instead, they searched for factors, such as wind speed and slope, that could help them predict a fire’s next move in real time.Looking back, Finney says, it’s...
I cringe when development teams tell me that their organization makes them capture hours in Jira Software, Azure DevOps, or whatever agile management tool they are using. Capturing hours is understandable and often required for professional services organizations, which...
Nor were resources an issue. The United States Capitol Police, or USCP, is one of the most well-funded police forces in the country. It is responsible for security across just 0.4 square miles of land, but that area hosts...
On Sunday morning, Virgin Orbit became the third privately funded American rocket company to reach orbit—and the only one to accomplish the feat from mid-air. The company’s liquid-fueled rocket, called LauncherOne, was released from beneath the wing of Cosmic...
With the passing of the year 2020, the government has missed the deadline for announcing its ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, 2020’, which will be the fifth such policy since independence. It has, however, finalised a draft and put...
“We find ourselves ten months into one of the most catastrophic global health events of our lifetime,” wrote Stanford University immunologist and bio-threat expert David Relman in November, “and, disturbingly, we still do not know how it began.” That...
As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to get a handle on the logistics of distribution. Many,...
But the heart and soul of CES isn’t the smooth-talking prognosticators or the journalists who follow them. It’s the tech makers who make the show special, and an all-virtual CES wasn’t necessarily good for them. “The smaller brands were...
AFP via Getty Images There were many great technology books published in 2020, but when polling technology and digital executives for some of the best reads of the year, here are some that...
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