Spatial order increases cooperation in quantum prisoner's dilemma game
Errors on Viking sun compass hint at alternative purpose
Oxford Questions seek to pull back the curtain on the foundations of quantum physics
Fabric circuit boards that can take bending, washing, stretching and bullets fired at them
Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night
Shipwreck find could be legendary 'sunstone'
An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.
Shifting boundaries and changing surfaces
New research published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society A by members of the Mathematical Soft Matter Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University examines the en ...
Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change
University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating.
Adding uncertainty to improve mathematical models
Mathematicians from Brown University have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluid flows. While being as certain as possible is generally the stock and ...
Medieval bishop's theory resembles modern concept of multiple universes
A 13th century bishop's theory about the formation of the universe has intriguing parallels with the theory of multiple universes. This was uncovered by the the Ordered Universe project at Durham University, ...
Understanding the chain fountain: A problem-solving partnership (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The Rutherford School Physics Partnership is giving A-level physicists a unique opportunity to tackle a real research problem. The problem of the chain fountain was revealed by BBC Science presenter Steve Mould. 2.8 m ...
Mathematician drafts urban nuclear shelter guide
A scientist published a guide Wednesday to help authorities limit deaths from fallout after a city is hit by a nuclear bomb.
Mathematicians analyse new 'racetrack memory' computer device
(Phys.org) —Competition to create the smallest, lightest and cheapest laptop on the market is motivating the ongoing search for a better computer-memory device then the current, conventional 2D hard-disk ...
Small islands may amplify tsunamis
Small islands, long thought to be natural tsunami barriers for coast-dwellers, may in fact amplify the waves they are supposed to break, researchers warned Wednesday.