Data from RHIC, other experiments nearly rule out role of 'dark photons' as explanation for 'g-2' anomaly
Scientists searching for signs of elusive "dark photons" as an explanation for an anomaly in a groundbreaking physics experiment have nearly ruled out their role. Though the postulated particles could still ...
Automated analysis of digital records could expose intimate details, personality traits of millions, study finds
New research, published today in the journal PNAS, shows that surprisingly accurate estimates of Facebook users' race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views can be inferred from a ...
Team reports brain-controlled ambulation in robotic leg test
BaBar experiment data hint at cracks in the Standard Model
(Phys.org) -- Recently analyzed data from the BaBar experiment may suggest possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics, the reigning description of how the universe works on subatomic scales. ...
Evidence of impending tipping point for Earth uncovered
A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change ...
If at first you don't succeed, let the search engine try
No matter how good a search engine is, it is sometimes necessary to change the search terms to get the information you need. But what if you did not have to change the search terms yourself? What if the search engine could ...
Researchers suggest adding uncertainty to catastrophe models may help predictability
Physicist presents new observational solar weather model
Scientists now have an observational framework to help predict solar weather and how it will affect Earth.
Statistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance. The method works ...
Control theorist Barmish challenges need to model financial markets
(Phys.org) —B. Ross Barmish hopes his research will build a bridge between control theorists and financial scholars.
Prediction model for Kickstarter tells if projects will sail
Researchers use Facebook data to predict users' age, gender and personality traits
In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is ...
Doing the math 'predicts' which movies will be box office hits
(Phys.org) —Researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether films will become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released.
Writing rules for gene-therapy vectors: Researchers compute, then combine benign viruses to fight disease
Rice University researchers are making strides toward a set of rules to custom-design Lego-like viral capsid proteins for gene therapy.