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The forming of folded structures

What do the convolutions of the brain, the emergence of wrinkles, the formation of mountain chains, and fingerprints have in common? All these structures, albeit very different, result from the same process: ...

Nov 05, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0

Model describes Web page popularity

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do some Web pages become popular? In a recent study, researchers have analyzed Wikipedia articles and a collection of all the Web pages of Chile to better understand the dynamics of online popularity. ...

Oct 20, 2010 3.2 / 5 (16) 0 | with audio podcast feature

Quantum physics: Flavors of entanglement

The entanglement of quantum objects can take surprising forms. Quantum physicists at the University of Innsbruck have investigated several flavors of entanglement in four trapped ions and report their results ...

Sep 27, 2010 4.6 / 5 (15) 0 | with audio podcast