Maze-solving automatons can repair broken circuits (w/ video)
Could classical theory be just as weird as quantum theory?
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Study reveals missing boundary in PZT phase diagram
Serious security: Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution guards against the most general attacks
Quantum test strengthens support for EPR steering
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 ...
'Phonon tunneling' explains heat flow across nanometer-wide gaps, study finds
Conduction and thermal radiation are two ways in which heat is transferred from one object to another: Conduction is the process by which heat flows between objects in physical contact, such as a pot of tea ...
Quantum correlation can imply causation (Update)
Does taking a drug and then getting better mean that the drug made you better? Did that tax cut really stimulate the economy or did it recover on its own? The problem of answering such questions - of inferring ...