“As Spiderman and Voltaire said … with great power comes great responsibility.”
A complete classification could lead to a wealth of new materials and technologies. But some exotic phases continue to resist understanding.
What scientific discoveries will 2018 bring? We asked leaders in science, technology, and innovation what they think we can expect to see in the new year.
New method to treat arteries from cholesterol plaques.
It made its presence felt in a variety of industries in 2017.
Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?
Deep learning, which is the reemergence of artificial neural networks, has recently succeeded as an approach towards artificial intelligence. In many fields, including computational linguistics, deep learning approaches have largely displaced earlier machine learning approaches, due to the superior performance they provide.
Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.
The first clinical trials are slated to begin in the U.S. and Europe while others are stalled.
This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force
What a year for science.
Joanne Chory has been researching plants for 30 years. She is researching a hearty edible plant that will also fight climate change.
Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world.
Once incurable diseases are now in the sights of doctors.
I left work a bit early to watch one of our rockets launch 10 satellites to space from Manhattan Beach! It launched in the dark but flew into sunlight…
Brown Statistics, NESS Seminar and Charles K. Colver Lectureship Series Deep learning has caused revolutions in computer perception and natural language unde…
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic reversed symptoms of a respiratory disease in mice using age-reversing senolytic compounds.
The US federal government has lifted an enforced moratorium on funding research into how to make viruses deadlier and more transmissible.
When Tina Gibson got married seven years ago, the 26-year-old knew it was unlikely that she would have children naturally. Her husband, 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson, had cystic fibrosis, a condition that can make men infertile, the couple told CNN.
A few years back, a remarkable new hypothesis made its way into the scientific zeitgeist – namely, that life is an inevitable consequence of physics.
One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in this century is a gene-editing technique called CRISPR Cas-9, which makes altering DNA fast, cheap, and easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that one company is actually offering mail-order kits that let anyone do the technique at home. That’s exciting – but should it also be terrifying?
Department of Energy Announces $12 Million to Advance Early-Stage Solar Research
Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it differently.
If you’re like most of our readers, you’re probably reading this right now on your mobile, which means there’s also a chance you’re reading it on a broken, fragmented phone screen.
Danit is the coolest!
9 months of hard work and a below average grade at school didn’t stop her from taking the world by storm with her 3D clothing…
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of childhood blindness, the first such treatment cleared in the United States for an inherited disease.
Continuous automatic sampling during production aims to keep Danish biotechnology at the forefront. The equipment, and the company behind it, are the result of fruitful collaboration between businesses and universities.
An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could help scientists fulfill a quest they have been on for decades: determining the nature of dark matter.
With the growth in IoT, 5G and edge computing needs to be built out quickly. What will be required to roll this out and what opportunities will it unlock?
While a guy went out surfing on the Oregon Coast, he noticed a poor dragonfly wash up on the shore. The surfer picked it up from the water and looked closely at it. As the dragonfly sat on the surfer’s hand, it cleaned and dried itself in the sun.
Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawaâs lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from
For decades, an origin-of-life story starring RNA has prevailed. New research may be shaking that theoryâs hold on our understanding of lifeâs beginnings.
The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.
Scientists discovered a whole new continent and created a new way to attack cancer cells. Check out the greatest scientific discoveries of 2017.
Astronomers analyzed the data gathered from the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory and suggested that these antimatter particles are coming from powerful celestial objects known as pulsars.
Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have now achieved a major breakthrough: they demonstrated the long-lived storage of a photonic qubit on a single atom trapped in an optical resonator. The coherence time of the stored quantum bit outlasts 100 milliseconds and therefore matches the requirement for the creation of a global quantum network in which qubits are directly teleported between end nodes. “The coherence times that we achieve represent an improvement by two orders of magnitude compared to the current state-of-the-art,” says Professor Rempe. The study is published in Nature Photonics today.
The algorithm is having a cultural moment. Originally a math and computer science term, algorithms are now used to account for everything from military drone strikes and financial market forecasts to Google search results.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need
Research teams all over the world are exploring different ways to design a working computing chip that can integrate quantum interactions. Now, UNSW engineers believe they have cracked the problem, reimagining the silicon microprocessors we know to create a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard industry processes and components.
Alibaba last week announced a deal to help Ford sell electric vehicles in China but, aside from the big names involved, the most intriguing part was a..
Three mathematicians have a different explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does without theories of “dark energy.” Einstein’s original equations for General Relativity actually predict cosmic acceleration due to an “instability,” they argue in paper published recently in Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
Scientists just took a big step towards the goal of quantum computers, and even a quantum internet to connect them, after successfully using photons to transfer quantum information between a cold atomic gas and a solid crystal.
String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. At the same time, it has blossomed into one of the
Mathematical proofs are elaborate theoretical arguments that often say little about actual numbers and calculations-the concrete values non-mathematicians think of as “solving a math problem.” Occasionally, though, theoretical proofs lead…
NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has been taking a long, hard look at one of the Milky Way’s most famous and studied objects – the remnant of an exploded star, Cassiopeia A. And it’s revealed the location of the elements left behind in the star’s r
Back in September, we talked about the groundwork Microsoft was laying for quantum computing with a new programming language in development. Not even three months later,Â Microsoft is ready to toss a free preview version of that new language to the public and it’s called the Quantum Development Kit. That dev kit includes the Q# programming
Our Solar System was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late October.
Toshiba is prepping a 14TB conventionally recorded hard drive for next year. It’ll be the company’s first helium-filled drive and …
Google Doodle honors German physicist, mathematician and Nobel laureate Max Born on what would be his 135th birthday