What happens when Newton's third law is broken?
Maze-solving automatons can repair broken circuits (w/ video)
Could classical theory be just as weird as quantum theory?
Best of Last Week – Sun may determine lifespan, super-insulated clothing and a new kind of diet pill
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Best of Last Week: Questioning Higgs finding, possible alternative to antibiotics and reversing diabetes in mice
Microscale 'transformer' robots are joining forces to break through blocked arteries
Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons—all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like corkscrew-shaped ...
Injured jellyfish seek to regain symmetry, study shows
Self-repair is extremely important for living things. Get a cut on your finger and your skin can make new cells to heal the wound; lose your tail—if you are a particular kind of lizard—and tissue regeneration ...
Best of Last Week—New violations of local realism, a computer that runs on water droplets and nuts warding off diseases
Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology
A new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics has been demonstrated by scientists and engineers ...
Researchers find a way of tuning light waves by pairing two exotic 2-D materials
Researchers have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. They say this has the potential to lead to new kinds ...
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly ...
Why we have chins: Researchers contend chin comes from evolution, not mechanical forces
Look at a primate or a Neanderthal skull and compare it with a modern human's. Notice anything missing?
New understanding of electromagnetism could enable 'antennas on a chip'
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic ...