To dial, perchance to group: Statistical analysis reveals clustered telephony patterns
Proposed Quantum Computer Consists of Billions of Electron Spins
Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances
MIT researchers have discovered a new mathematical relationship—between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance—that appears to hold in all superconductors. They describe their findings ...
Most American presidents destined to fade from nation's memory, study suggests
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, ...
From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective ...
Math model suggests fishing out older members may destroy collective fish school memory
Data-gathering Tumbleweed robot seeks to understand desertification
Field study shows group decision making not always the best
Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior
In ancient Greece, the city-states that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community's crops often experienced better long-term success.
Chemists develop new technique for nanostructure assembly
A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.
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 ...
Tool detects patterns hidden in vast data sets
Researchers from the Broad Institute and Harvard University have developed a tool that can tackle large data sets in a way that no other software program can. Part of a suite of statistical tools called MINE, ...
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 ...