South Korean scientists have created a chemical that can promote hair growth in mice, and could one day lead to a cure for baldness in people.
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Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.
An examination of 54 human brains suggests that adults don’t grow new neurons in the hippocampus, contrary to several widely accepted studies.
These machines let you recycle at home.
Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature.
A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the first practical application of a new phase of matter, first discovered in 2006, the so-called topological insulators.
Could life have evolved differently? A germ with “unnatural” DNA letters suggests the answer is yes.
French satellite tightens constraints on the equivalence principle of gravity
Stanford researchers led by Fei-Fei Li use computer algorithms to analyzeÂ millions of publicly available images on Google Street View.
CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has earmarked some of the $1 billion to help workers develop digital skills they need as rapid advances eliminate jobs.
Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system.
The Savoy region of France is best known for its fir-lined ski slopes and picturesque Alpine villages. Less known is the fact that, deep beneath some of these slopes, scientists are investigating one of the greatest mysteries in physics: the origin of matter.
The Big Bang theory is the best known and most accepted explanation for the beginning and evolution of the universe, but it is hardly a consensus among scientists.
MIT physicists have developed a faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates, to speed up investigations into magnetism and superconductivity.
A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of memories in rats.
The most influential contemporary scientists and their accomplishments.
Ideas that originate in particle physics have an uncanny tendency to appear in the most diverse mathematical fields. This is especially true for string theory. Its stimulating influence in mathematics will have a lasting and rewarding impact, whatever its final role in fundamental physics turns out to be. The number of disciplines that it touches is dizzying: analysis, geometry, algebra, topology, representation theory, combinatorics, probability-the list goes on and on.
A new study reveals that individual genes can create many different versions of the molecular machinery that powers the cell.
Within quantum theory it makes perfect sense to combine the numbers of curves of all degrees into a single elegant function. A string can be thought to probe all possible curves of every possible degree at the same time and is thus a super-efficient “Quantum calculator.” In the realm of quantum theory, they share many […]
Another step along the path towards quantum computers has been completed. This is a database search mechanism. The system has recently been tested for future quantum computers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Estimates by astronomers indicate that there could be more than 100 BILLION Earth-like worlds in the Milky Way that could be home to life. Think that’s a big number? According to astronomers, there are roughly 500 billion galaxies in the known universe, which means there are around 50,000,000,000,00…
How two Dutch physicists investigated a mysterious quantum property, used a nonsensical analogy, and brought about a revolution
Quantum computing could be the downfall of bitcoin Two technologies that could shape the future – blockchain and quantum computing – could potentially be at odds.
By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act like a solid 3D material.
See if you can get your head around this.
The FDA this week said it’s illegal to sell kits that allow do-it-yourself editing of human genes. But it’s unclear which products would cross that line.
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center are hoping to use virtual reality technology to study space, and Earth, without leaving their offices. Talented high school students are helping.
With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.