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Perovskites are a type of mineral and class of materials, and have been attracting a great deal of attention for their potential applications to technologies such as those used in solar cells. These unique materials have well-ordered structures and show many interesting properties that could be useful in other areas of electronics. Such a variety of properties in the same structural backbone allows different kinds of perovskites, with different properties, to be evenly joined together without breaking lattice coherency. Being able to examine the structures at these interfaces is important for researchers studying perovskites, but currently used techniques have insufficient resolution or produce complex results that are very difficult to analyze.
A new system for creating code that manipulates tensors yields programs that are 100 times as efficient as those produced by existing software packages, with ramifications for big-data analysis and machine learning.
In the coming years, government space agencies and private companies plan to send a dizzying number of rockets into space. Here’s a definitive timeline of their plans so far.
As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they’re still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you…
An anti-aging strategy that works in mice is about to be tested in humans
The Internet of Things (IoT) is forcing telecom providers, enterprises and cloud providers to change their business models not to just thrive, but survive. Although not new, advances in interest, infrastructure and information have put IoT in a position to fundamentally change how business is done.
If you think technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavours.
China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters (362,744 square feet) space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books …
This past week, 37 participants from 19 Member States attended a technical meeting on the Status and Evaluation of Severe Accident Simulation Codes for Water Cooled Reactors (WCRs).
The strong nuclear force is the nuclear binding force, the force that provides the attraction between protons and neutrons and holds an atom’s nucleus together.
Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people’s DNA.
Lasers bounced off satellites replicate classic “delayed choice” experiment
You’ve probably read about how the Universe is expanding, and has been expanding since the beginning of time. Over the course of 13.8 billion years or so, it’s stretched from the size of a billionth of a proton to the vast, unknowable expanse it is today. In fact, recent research suggests that it’s actually expanding faster than our current laws of physics can explain, and that’s kind of a problem.
Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers, researchers report in a study that could help bring optical communication onto silicon chips.
New platform holds potential for reversing the most common class of disease-associated DNA point mutations
Though expensive now, prices could get cheaper for more common diseases.
The blueprint for everything.
Dark matter: The mystery substance physics still can’t identify that makes up the majority of our universe
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
Physicists theorize that a new âtraversableâ kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.
A group of astronomers from the universities of Groningen, Naples and Bonn has developed a method that finds gravitational lenses in enormous piles of observations. The method is based on the same artificial intelligence algorithm that Google, Facebook and Tesla have been using in the last years. The researchers published their method and 56 new gravitational lens candidates in the November issue of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
A new MIT study finds that larger cities are more resilient to technological unemployment.
Don’t throw out your CPUs just yet, but there may be a new way to run your neural networks.
D-Wave system shows quantum computers can learn to detect particle signatures in mountains of data, but doesn’t outpace conventional methods — yet
A team of university scientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid approach uses living kidney cells in tandem with a series of specialized microchips powered by the human heart to filter waste from the blood stream. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patient survives
This is the mayor’s solution to feeding the hungry in Brazil’s megacity of São Paulo where long-term poverty as become the norm.
Boron nitride nanotubes can withstand temperatures up to 900 degrees Celsius.
Radical Science News is about radical breakthroughs and the newest technology and ideas that will change the world. “A house-size asteroid that just passed b…
Mitonuclear conflict â a struggle between the genes in a cellâs nucleus and its mitochondria â might sometimes split species in two.
Swiss researchers have successfully entangled 16 million atoms with a single photon, but macroscopic results are a long way off. Michael Lucy reports.
Last year, Dr. Sergio Canavero created quite the ruckus (to put it mildly) when he vowed to be the first person to transplant a human head onto a deceased donor’s body. Yes, he is planning on attempting the world’s first human head transplant (or body transplant, depending on how you look at it).
In fact, it has been about a year since his initial proclamation, and the Italian neurosurgeon still stands firm on his declaration, despite claims from other experts that it is nothing but a PR Stunt (at best) or a hoax. Some have even hypothesized it’s all just a plot meant to promote Metal Gear Solid.
It’s a small world after all – and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven, Belgium, examined how small worlds emerge spontaneously in all kinds of networks, including neuronal and social networks, giving rise to the well-known phenomenon of “six degrees of separation”.
And she isn’t the only one.
California probably will change the kinds of cars on the road in the United States. But it’s going to take a while. Find out why at HowStuffWorks.
Scientists at Wesleyan University have used electroencephalography to uncover differences in how the brains of Classical and Jazz musicians react to an une …
How Chinese scientists used a supercomputer to solve the ancient puzzle called the Three Body Problem
Like the endlessly repeating patterns of chaos theory, the new solutions discovered by the Chinese researchers make for elaborate and weirdly beautiful images when they are plotted in two dimensions
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a promising new treatment called CAR-T for a particularly deadly form of cancer.
Woebot combines cognitive behavior therapy with advances in natural language to create a virtual counselor.
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning.
If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good “satellite view” of the brain, and a great “street view” of neuron details. But navigating how the brain computes is arguably where the action is, and neuroscience’s “navigational map view” has been a bit meager.
Floating food could be the next culinary craze thanks to a new invention that levitates, transports and delivers food and drink directly onto your tongue.
The next time you come across a knotted jumble of rope or wire or yarn, ponder this: The natural tendency for things to tangle may help explain the three-dimensional nature of the universe and how it formed.
Researchers have experimentally probed topological order and its breakdown. The work could open the way for new approaches to quantum computation.
Extraordinary event has been ‘seen’ for the first time, in both gravitational waves and light – ending decades-old debate about where gold comes from
NASA’s new X3 thruster, developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the US Air Force, NASA, broke records in a recent test.
Oil prices are poised to crash to just $10 per barrel over the next six to eight years as alternative energy fuels continue to attract more and more investors, Chris Watling, chief executive of Longview Economics, told CNBC on Friday.
A hint that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one the biggest questions in physics.
With much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4 million residents
New research into an Alzheimer’s drug found the drug fixes cavities by naturally stimulating the body’s ability to regenerate teeth.
Next up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.