New evidence for an exotic, predicted superconducting state
Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ...
One good turn: Birds swap energy-sapping lead role
Migrating birds 'share the pain' of the arduous task of leading a v-formation, so that they can then take turns saving energy by following in another bird's wake, a new study shows.
Cooperative communities emerge in transparent social networks
People in a society are bound together by a set of connections - a social network. Cooperation between people in the network is essential for societies to prosper, and the question of what drives the emergence ...
Cooperation vs. Competition: Greed is good -- but only a moderate amount
To build a cooperative society, is it better to punish or reward?
Superconducting spintronics pave way for next-generation computing
A breakthrough for the field of Spintronics, a new type of technology which it is widely believed could be the basis of a future revolution in computing, has been announced by scientists in Cambridge.
Looking for novel forms of superconductivity: Two-dimensional electron liquids
Truly two-dimensional objects are rare. Even a thin piece of paper is trillions of atoms thick. When physicists do succeed in producing 2D systems, quantum interactions can lead to new phenomena and Nobel ...
New study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
Swiss scientists take a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material.
Warming up the world of superconductors
A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality.
Ultrafast laser helps to better understand high-temperature superconductors
Superconductivity, in which electric current flows without resistance, promises huge energy savings from low-voltage electric grids with no transmission losses, superefficient motors and generators, ...
Cooperation, considered: New model reveals how motives can affect cooperation
Aside from the obvious, what is it that separates Mother Theresa from Sean Penn? Both have tried to perform charitable acts - Mother Theresa worked for decades in the slums of Calcutta and Penn was among those who traveled ...
Scientists open a new window into quantum physics with superconductivity in LEDs
A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement. The approach would involve combining ...
Another step toward understanding of high-temperature superconductivity
(Phys.org) —Superconductors can radically change energy management as we know it, but most are commercially unusable because they only work close to absolute zero. A research group at EPFL has now published ...