Strange physics turns off laser
Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.
Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost
A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by UCL (University College London) researchers.
Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism
(Phys.org) —We humans have been around for about 2.5 million years, but the beating of our hearts is controlled by something much older than Homo sapiens—an ancient molecular pathway that, according to Huc ...
Aging research goes to the dogs
From ancient alchemical quests to modern biological research, efforts to understand and combat human aging have borne few fruits. Now Cornell scientists aim to bridge the gap between lab research and aging's ...
Research team implants human innate immune cells in mice
(Phys.org) —Overcoming a major limitation to the study of the origins and progress of human disease, Yale researchers report that they have transplanted human innate immune cells into mouse models, which ...
Finding common ground fosters understanding of climate change
Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner.
Novel collaborative software helps systems engineers link performance and cost
Today's modeling and simulation (M&S) software provides indispensable tools for systems engineering challenges. Such programs allow investigators to experiment with "what-ifs" by adjusting design parameters ...
EPFL scientists have developed an innovative mathematical method to greatly improve computer modeling of metamaterials.
Camper uses biomechanics to make comfortable shoes
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have carried out a biomechanical study of the footwear made by Camper. A group of 54 volunteers took part in the project, trying on six models ...
River flow model assists in planning and extreme weather prediction
A novel river flow forecast model, developed by Curtin University scientists, should provide more accurate predictions using a combination of current methods.
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
Study looks at better prediction for epileptic seizures through adaptive learning approach
A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient's personalized medical information.
Machine learning branches out
Much artificial-intelligence research is concerned with finding statistical correlations between variables: What combinations of visible features indicate the presence of a particular object in a digital ...
Developing methods for quantifying uncertainty and sensitivity for complex systems
Applied mathematicians Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will share a three-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, with others, to develop ...