Planes, trains and molecules: Deriving a generic routing algorithm from the physics of interacting polymers
Simulating the cost of generating a combination of electricity sources
Increasing reliance on renewable energies is the way to achieve greater CO2 emission sustainability and energy independence. As such energies are yet only available intermittently and energy cannot be stored easily, most ...
Scientist proves Braess paradox 'disappears' under high traffic demands
Quantum computing machine under scrutiny
A new and innovative computing machine is currently attracting a great deal of attention in specialist circles. A team under the leadership of Matthias Troyer, a professor at ETH Zurich, has now confirmed ...
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
IEEE 802.11ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig
Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Computational Problems
Physicists propose solution to constraint satisfaction problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Maria Ercsey-Ravasz, a postdoctoral associate and Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, have proposed an alternative approach to solving difficult constraint ...
Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped in solar cell
(Phys.org)—The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive—10 times pricier than coal, according to some ...
Google uses machine learning at data centers in efficiency drive
Fake online reviews get reality check
Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.
Mathematicians develop a new 'third way' to improve airplane boarding
Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.
The reason we lose at games
If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...