Google's ramping up its efforts to defeat so-called scraper sites - websites which lift content from others more or less word for word in order to improve their search rankings.
Researchers have developed software that can tell a person's personality and mood from their facial expression.
Israeli researchers have developed an algorithm that can be used by security organizations to track the likely location of criminals on-the-fly.
It's long been known that the Bible had several authors - but just how many, and which bits they wrote, has been subject to much argument.
Late last year, the world's most expensive book - a beautifully-preserved copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America - sold at Sotheby's for £7.3 million, or around $10 million.
Google's made a major change to its search algorithm, designed to deliver higher-quality results, which it says will noticeably affect nearly 12 percent of queries.
Google's conceding that its search results are sometimes less than ideal, and is promising new efforts to reduce the amount of spam that it generates.
Google has changed its search algorithm to try and ensure that merchants delivering poor service can no longer benefit from complaints.
Computer scientists at Princeton University computer scientists have developed a new way to track the beginning and the spread of ideas. This new method could make it easier to measure how influential some ideas really are.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a system that allows a car to stay in its lane without human control.
As the European Commission opens an anti-trust enquiry into Google, the company has revealed details of how it ranks its search results.
We suspect Cornell University's James Cutting is after a job in Hollywood. He and his team have applied cognitive psychology to work out which films are the most engrossing.
Based on modern perception research, they deconstructed 70 years of film, shot by shot.
Graphics developers at Williams College and Nvidia have created a new algorithm that they say will drastically improve graphics quality.