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Copepods eat their own weight belts
Scientists have solved the mystery of how tiny marine crustaceans called copepods regulate the rhythms of their life-cycle.
Shredder Challenge solved
Almost 9,000 teams registered to participate in DARPA's Shredder Challenge. Thirty-three days after the challenge was announced, one small San Francisco-based team correctly reconstructed each of the five challenge documents ...
DARPA Shredder Challenge sizzling but no winner yet
$50,000 to solve the most complicated puzzle ever attempted
(PhysOrg.com) -- Every few years the Pentagons Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) holds a public competition to stretch the outer limits of what technology can do. Two years ago they dispersed ...
Engineers solve energy puzzle
University of Toronto materials science and engineering (MSE) researchers have demonstrated for the first time the key mechanism behind how energy levels align in a critical group of advanced materials. This discovery is ...
Superconductivity: The puzzle is taking shape
By destabilizing superconductivity with a strong magnetic field, the electrons of a "high temperature" superconductor align into linear filaments. This phenomenon has been demonstrated by a team of researchers ...
Google pays tribute to 'Fermat's Last Theorem'
Google paid tribute on Wednesday to 17th century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, transforming its celebrated homepage logo into a blackboard featuring "Fermat's Last Theorem."
Crowd welcomes home, thanks final shuttle crew
(AP) -- It may have been the final big official event of the last space shuttle mission, but a welcome-home and thank-you party for the crew of Atlantis Friday wasn't dwelling on any sad ending.
How bumblebees tackle the traveling salesman problem
It is a mathematical puzzle which has vexed academics and travelling salesmen alike, but new research from Queen Mary, University of London's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, reveals how bumblebees ...
Making quantum cryptography truly secure
Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an advanced tool for secure computer-based interactions, providing confidential communication between two remote parties by enabling them to construct a shared secret key ...
Google issues trivia challenge
Google launched a daily trivia game on Monday which involves scouring the Internet search engine for the answers to questions.
IBM computer, Jeopardy! champ tied after first day
An IBM computer displayed a few quirks but played to a draw on the opening day of a man vs. machine showdown with two human champions of the popular US television game show Jeopardy!. ...
Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?
(PhysOrg.com) -- By stripping patients of their memories, Alzheimers disease gradually robs people of their very identities. Patients eventually lose the ability to care for themselves and to control ...