High-fidelity photon-to-atom quantum state transfer could form backbone of quantum networks
Team shows how 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
Fifteen years ago, the name "Aiden" was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names. But less than a decade ...
Researchers find social lifestyle also helps mole rats live a long time
Beijing team proposes effortless phone charging with light beams
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Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly.
Researchers find a way to fool deep neural networks into 'recognizing' images that aren't there
Engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers
(Phys.org)—Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead ...
Controlling genes with your thoughts
Researchers led by ETH Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. The inspiration for this development was a game that picks up brainwaves ...
Social circles: Study details the degree to which urban movement is linked to social activity
If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is social in nature. But how much, exactly? A new study co-authored by MIT researchers uses a novel method to infer that around ...
New paper focuses on degree centrality in networks
Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter play an increasingly central role in our lives. Centrality is also an important concept in the theory of social networks. Centrality of an individual, called a "node" ...
Mars hills hide icy past
A complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars is thought to hide large quantities of water-ice.
A formula for predicting innovation
By the time she was six years old, Nadya Bliss had already figured out her professional calling. She knew that one day she would be a mathematician.
Social network analysis privacy tackled
Protecting people's privacy in an age of online big data is difficult, but doing so when using visual representations of such things as social network data may present unique challenges, according to a Penn ...