Mathematicians solve 60-year old-problem
A 60-year old maths problem first put forward by Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi has finally been solved. In 1955, a team of physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians led by Fermi used a computer for the first time to try and solve a numerical experiment. The outcome of the experiment (...)
[Science daily] Welding system of the future is self-learning
Scientists are developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanized welding. The system is self-adjusting, flexible and adaptable, such that it can be integrated as part of different robotic systems and (...)
[Science daily] Scientists create Terminator 2-inspired 3D printer
New technique works 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing and makes objects within minutes by simply lifting them out of a pool of resin Continue reading...
[The Guardian] Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging cars
Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are revolutionizing robotic materials. Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, (...)
[Science daily] Cancer therapy 'tumor sanctuaries' and the breeding ground of resistance
Tumors acquiring resistance is one of the major barriers to successful cancer therapy. Scientistst use mathematical models to characterize how important aspects of tumor microenvironment can impair the efficacy of targeted cancer (...)
[Science daily] Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact.
[Science daily] Citizen science project helps scientists develop a quantum computer
Since Quantum Games came online as a citizen science project to help scientists develop a quantum computer, the game has been played 400,000 times, making it possible for researchers to discover a kind of 'atlas of human thoughts.'
[Science daily] Quantum computing: One step closer with defect-free logic gate
What does hair styling have in common with quantum computing? The braiding pattern has inspired scientists as a potential new approach to quantum calculation. But due to their tight assembly, such braids are much more difficult to destabilize and less error-prone. Yet, local defects can still (...)
[Science daily] Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning
Using both robots and infants, a cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. "This study shows that the body plays a role in early object name learning, and how toddlers use the body's position in space to connect (...)
[Science daily] Finding support for surgery on Facebook
Despite the popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, scientists are only beginning to learn how they affect human interaction. In a recent study, researchers examined Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites. When the (...)
[Science daily] New ipad game uses citizen science to track endangered species
Today, a new app for the iPad was released that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future.
[Science daily] VIDEO: Tomb of writer Cervantes discovered
Forensic scientists say they have found the tomb of one of Spain's greatest writers, Miguel de Cervantes, nearly 400 years after his death.
[BBC News Europe] Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels
Scientists have discovered one of life's strongest bonds with the help of supercomputers. The research discovery could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants. The bond holds together the proteins Dockerin and Cohesin in a way similar to the Chinese (...)
[Science daily] Does money make you mean?
What science can tell us about the corrupting influence of cash.
[BBC News UK] Building a genomic GPS
A new 'app' for finding and mapping chromosomal loci using multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9, one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today, has been developed by scientists.