Computer Sciences

Humans compress images better than algorithms, experiment finds

Your friend texts you a photo of the dog she's about to adopt but all you see is a tan, vaguely animal-shaped haze of pixels. To get you a bigger picture, she sends the link to the dog's adoption profile because she's worried ...

Engineering

Developing "superwood" for infrastructure

With the development of steel and concrete piles over the years, the use of timber piles in civil infrastructure has steadily declined. While timber piles are a renewable and a low-cost foundation system, they have low stiffness ...

Internet

Turkey begins life under strict social media rules

Turkey on Thursday entered a new era of tight social media restrictions which threaten to erase the local presence of Facebook and Twitter should they fail to take down contentious posts.

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