Scientists use Brownian Motion to Explore How Birds Flock Together
'Quantum Internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network
(Phys.org) —Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have managed to bring two electrons, three meters from each other, into a quantum- entangled state. This result marks a major step towards realizing ...
Proposed Quantum Computer Consists of Billions of Electron Spins
Plasmonic Promises: First Observation of Plasmarons in Graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- The energy bands of complex particles known as plasmarons have been seen for the first time by scientists working with graphene at the Advanced Light Source. Their discovery may hasten the ...
Muscles act as metamaterials due to collective behavior, physicists show
Study finds small groups demonstrate distinctive 'collective intelligence' when facing difficult tasks
When it comes to intelligence, the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts. A new study co-authored by MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Union College researchers documents the existence of ...
Understanding behavioral patterns: Why bird flocks move in unison
Animal flocks, be it honeybees, fish, ants or birds, often move in surprising synchronicity and seemingly make unanimous decisions at a moment's notice, a phenomenon which has remained puzzling to many researchers.
New species of carnivore discovered: First find of its kind in more than three decades
Observed in the wild, tucked away in museum collections, and even exhibited in zoos around the world—there is one mysterious creature that has been a victim of mistaken identity for more than 100 years. ...
Study finds the sweet spot—and the screw-ups—that make or break environmental collective actions
Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition – some groups are too big, some are too small, and the environment benefits when the size of a group of people working to save it is just right.
Swarm intelligence: Study uncovers new features of collective behavior when overcrowding sets in
Swarming is the spontaneous organised motion of a large number of individuals. It is observed at all scales, from bacterial colonies, slime moulds and groups of insects to shoals of fish, flocks of birds and ...
Keep on spinning: A persistent spin state that could revolutionize spintronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- By controlling the collective spin state of highly mobile electrons in semiconductors, researchers in the Materials Sciences Division (MSD) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley ...
Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts
He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Sir Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism.
Field study shows group decision making not always the best
Honeycombs of magnets could lead to new type of computer processing
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater capacity than is currently ...