Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family
A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with t ...
Light-matter interaction can turn opaque materials transparent
3-D Air-Touch display operates on mobile devices
Test of equivalence principle searches for effects of spin-gravity coupling
The lightness of being: Smaller computer logic components through photon-molecule interaction
Using viruses to find the cellular Achilles heel
Back-to-back studies from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have exposed new battle tactics employed by two deadly viruses: hepatitis C (HCV) and the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). Published in the ...
Proton radius puzzle may be solved by quantum gravity
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Chemical dial controls attraction between water-repelling molecules
Fear of water may seem like an irrational hindrance to humans, but on a molecular level, it lends order to the world.
Better separations with customized nanoparticle membranes
From proton exchange membranes in fuel cells to ion channels in biological membranes, the well-specified control of ionic interactions in confined geometries profoundly influences the transport and selectivity ...
Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber
Usually, light waves do not interact with each other. Coupling of photons with other photons is only possible with the help of special materials and very intense light. Scientists in Vienna have now created ...
First results from LUX dark matter detector rule out some candidates
In its first three months of operation, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment has proven itself to be the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world, scientists with the experiment announced ...
A grand unified theory of exotic superconductivity?
(Phys.org) —Years of experiments on various types of high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors—materials that offer hope for energy-saving applications such as zero-loss electrical power lines—have ...
Team first to detect exciton in metal
University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics.