A new metamaterial has a seemingly impossible property: It swells when squeezed.
Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs
This wristband will repel dangerous sharks while you swim.
BREAKING: President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90% and the Grand…
AI tools could help us turn information gleaned from genetic sequencing into life-saving therapies.
Recent methods in artificial intelligence enable AI software to produce rich and creative digital artifacts such as text and images painted from scratch. One technique used in creating these artifacts are generative adversarial networks (GANs). Today at NIPS 2017, researchers from Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich present their work on making GAN models more robust …
Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs.
Nano Global has announced it will develop a system-on-chip using blockchain technology to analyze molecular data and help identify treatments for superbugs, among other things.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, theyâre rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information.
The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek.
Aubrey de Grey, the 54-year-old co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation, wants to end biological ageing for good with new technologies.
London-based tech company Umbrellium has invented a smart crosswalk that can change size, color and shape according to the needs of its urban environment.
India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.
The three-dimensional materials contain live bacteria and could generate wound dressings or clean up pollutants.
In another feat of bioengineering, Caltech’s Frances Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, and her team have created bacteria that can, for the first time, make chemical compounds containing bonds between boron and carbon. Before now, such boron-carbon bonds came only from the laboratories of chemists and could not be produced by any known life form.
A breakthrough in creating atomic qubits makes useful quantum computing more imminent.
Kidneys sniff out signals from gut bacteria for cues to moderate blood pressure after meals. Our understanding of how symbiotic microbes affect health is
South Korean scientists have created a chemical that can promote hair growth in mice, and could one day lead to a cure for baldness in people.
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Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.
Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature.
Could life have evolved differently? A germ with “unnatural” DNA letters suggests the answer is yes.
A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the first practical application of a new phase of matter, first discovered in 2006, the so-called topological insulators.
These machines let you recycle at home.
French satellite tightens constraints on the equivalence principle of gravity
Stanford researchers led by Fei-Fei Li use computer algorithms to analyzeÂ millions of publicly available images on Google Street View.
The Savoy region of France is best known for its fir-lined ski slopes and picturesque Alpine villages. Less known is the fact that, deep beneath some of these slopes, scientists are investigating one of the greatest mysteries in physics: the origin of matter.
CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has earmarked some of the $1 billion to help workers develop digital skills they need as rapid advances eliminate jobs.
Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system.
MIT physicists have developed a faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates, to speed up investigations into magnetism and superconductivity.
The Big Bang theory is the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the universe, but it is hardly a consensus among scientists.
A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of memories in rats.
The most influential contemporary scientists and their accomplishments.
A new study reveals that individual genes can create many different versions of the molecular machinery that powers the cell.
Ideas that originate in particle physics have an uncanny tendency to appear in the most diverse mathematical fields. This is especially true for string theory. Its stimulating influence in mathematics will have a lasting and rewarding impact, whatever its final role in fundamental physics turns out to be. The number of disciplines that it touches is dizzying: analysis, geometry, algebra, topology, representation theory, combinatorics, probability-the list goes on and on.
Within quantum theory it makes perfect sense to combine the numbers of curves of all degrees into a single elegant function. A string can be thought to probe all possible curves of every possible degree at the same time and is thus a super-efficient “Quantum calculator.” In the realm of quantum theory, they share many […]
By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act like a solid 3D material.
Quantum computing could be the downfall of bitcoin Two technologies that could shape the future – blockchain and quantum computing – could potentially be at odds.
The FDA this week said it’s illegal to sell kits that allow do-it-yourself editing of human genes. But it’s unclear which products would cross that line.
To connect classical physics and quantum physics, physicists used two rubidium atoms to see if the effects of gravity are affected by the atoms’ quantum spins. Ultimately, the experiment failed to make that connection.