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Simplicity and quantum complexity

Simulations of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer, new research from scientists at the University of Bristol, published in Nature Communications, has shown.

May 04, 2012 4.5 / 5 (8) 11 | with audio podcast

Engineering a safer world

Innovations in software and technology are creating increasingly complex systems: cars that park themselves; medical devices that automatically deliver drugs; and smartphones with the computing power of desktop ...

Apr 24, 2012 not rated yet 0

Game of go: A complex network

Could computers ever beat the best go players? Although unthinkable at this stage, this could soon become possible, thanks to CNRS theorists. For the first time, two scientists from the Theoretical Physics ...

Apr 16, 2012 4.5 / 5 (10) 31

Sperm can count

The speed at which the calcium concentration in the cell changes controls the swimming behavior of sperm. They can calculate the calcium dynamics and react accordingly.

Mar 07, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Unraveling biological networks

A new approach to disentangling the complexities of biological networks, such as the way in which proteins interact in our body's cells has been developed by researchers in China. The team's algorithm could allow biologists ...

Mar 05, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 0