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robotic birds

Robots Flying like Birds

The first robotic birds, like the Robird® that was developed at the University of Twente, are flying and operational right now. Still, taking off and landing...
Organic light-emitting diodes

Making Monitors Brighter: Researchers in Bayreuth Discover a Way to Control...

Polymers with a backbone: spatial structures determine the colour of light Polymers that are well-suited for use in organic light-emitting diodes play a central role in...
tantalum disulfide

Similar Charges are Attracted to Each Other

Professor Petr Karpov and Serguei Brazovskii, both researchers at NUST MISIS, have managed to develop a theory which explains the mechanism of the latent state formation in layered tantalum...
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Predicting the Impact of Global Warming on Disease Proliferation

Scientists have devised a method for predicting how rising global temperatures are likely to affect the severity of diseases mediated by parasites. Their method...
dark matter

Harvey Meyer Is Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for Fundamental Calculations...

Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on...
neutron

Neutron-Star Merger Yields New Puzzle for Astrophysicists

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath...
Zimmer's conjecture

International Workshop to Recognize IU Mathematician’s Breakthrough Work on ‘Zimmer’s Conjecture’

A major mathematical breakthrough led by an Indiana University Bloomington professor will be the subject of an international conference this month in California. IU mathematician David...
semiconductor

Study Reveals Secrets of ‘Fluid-Like’ Heat Flow in Solid Semiconductor at...

Researchers are applying the same “hydrodynamic transport model” used to study flow in fluids to explain heat transport in a solid semiconductor, with potential...
quantum physics

Quantum Physics Turned into Tangible Reality

The usual procedure goes like this: you have a complex physical system and attempt to explain its behaviour through as simple a model as...
computer models

What’s a Mind Without a Body? New Research Adds Physiology to...

Though computers are becoming better programmed to process information like our brains do, the power of the human mind is unmatched. But what’s the...
machine learning

Machine Learning Provides a Bridge to the Texture of the Quantum...

The Science Does it conduct electricity? Or insulate against electricity? Physicists commonly classify material phases as one or the other. Machine learning is a powerful...
quantum bits

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

The Science Super powerful quantum computing relies on quantum bits, aka qubits, which are the equivalent of the classical bits used in today’s computers. SQUIDs...
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A Simplified Formulation of Lattice Gauge Theories for Applications in Particle...

It is not the daily occurrence that physicists from entirely different fields closely work together. However, in theoretical physics a general ansatz can offer...
quantum hall

Leaving Flatland – Quantum Hall Physics in 4D

In literature, the potential existence of extra dimensions was discussed in Edwin Abbott’s satirical novel “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” (1884), portraying the...
robotvideo

Killer Robots, Free Will and the Illusion of Control

Control. We all like to think we have it, but is it all just an illusion? It might seem like a very existential question...
sensory systems

Unifying the Theories of Neural Information Encoding

Digital video cameras have the capability to record in incredible detail, but saving all that data would take up a huge amount of space:...
quantum material

Rice U. Physicists Discover New Type of Quantum Material

U.S. and European physicists searching for an explanation for high-temperature superconductivity were surprised when their theoretical model pointed to the existence of a never-before-seen...
transistors

‘Negative Capacitance’ Could Bring More Efficient Transistors

Researchers have experimentally demonstrated how to harness a property called negative capacitance for a new type of transistor that could reduce power consumption, validating...
DNA

New Form of DNA Discovered – Twice as Long as Normal

DNA can be stretched like an elastic band. Inside the nucleus, the long double helices are usually ‘crumpled up’. When the genetic information needs...
Electromagnetic Water Cloak

Electromagnetic Water Cloak Eliminates Drag and Wake

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object’s wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping...