In the 1840s, Ada Lovelace wrote the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computer that existed only on paper.
Computer scientists are developing algorithms for AI to complete the unfinished works of Beethoven and other classical music masters.
The modern chess set is named after Howard Staunton, a chess master who popularized its use. But his lasting contribution to sports might be in one that wasn’t even invented by the time he died in 1874.
A cargo craft delivering supplies to the International Space Station has been named after Katherine Johnson, the influential "human computer" who helped send the first Americans to space.
Barcode scanners don’t need to register the number below the barcode, but it can tell you a lot about a product.
It took University of Texas grad student Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to write a proof that solved the famous Conway Knot.
Katherine Johnson—the mathematician known for calculating the equations that sent the first astronauts to the moon and breaking barriers in the civil rights era, as seen in 'Hidden Figures'—died the morning of Monday, February 24, 2020 NASA has announced.