Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Apr. 7, 2016 — Physicists have combined light and sound to control electron states in an atom-like system, providing a new tool in efforts to move toward quantum-computing ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed one of the first complete systems to store digital data in DNA -- allowing companies to store data that today would fill a big box store supercenter in a space the size of ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — After studying how insects navigate through dense vegetation, researchers have come up with a system that can be applied to flying robots. By adapting the system to drones, they can be made to adjust ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Touching a robot's intimate areas elicited physiological arousal in humans, a new study has found. The findings showed that when participants were instructed to touch the robot in areas that ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — The world's smallest diode, the size of a single molecule, has been created. Scientists have constructed a theoretical model of the DNA molecule inside the electric circuit to better understand ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In the world of robot communication, it seems actions speak louder than words. Scientists have discovered that by getting robot avatars to 'talk with their hands,' we understand them as ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Physicists believe chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution -- the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision -- a reality. With recent technological ... read more

Conspicuous Consumption May Drive Fertility Down

Mar. 28, 2016 — A new mathematical model shows how fertility goes down as the cost of achieving social status goes up. The study authors developed a mathematical model showing that their argument is plausible from a ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Engineers have created a hybrid material featuring stiff metal and soft, porous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both -- stiffness when it's called for, and elasticity when a ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study claims this kind ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers are developing a necklace that tracks what we eat via microphone and a mobile ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — A new sonar technology developed by computer scientists and electrical engineers allows you to interact with mobile devices and smartwatch screens by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface -- a ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Engineers have recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new class of miniature biological robots, or bio-bots, has seen the light -- and is following where the light shines. The bio-bots are powered by muscle cells that have been genetically engineered ... read more

Could Wearable Technology Give 'Super Powers' to Humans?

Mar. 14, 2016 — More than just a fad, wearable technology (WT) can change the way we work and give us 'super powers', according to a new ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Electronics manufacturers constantly hunt for ways to make faster, cheaper computer chips, often by cutting production costs or by shrinking component sizes. Now, researchers report that DNA, the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Researchers have unveiled a novel video-editing solution this week that automatically sorts and edits untouched footage into the most picturesque highlights for a vacation reel that could fill anyone ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new way of growing realistic human tissues outside the body. Their 'person-on-a-chip' technology, called AngioChip, is a powerful platform for discovering and ... read more

AI Crossword-Solving Application Could Make Machines Better at Understanding Language

Mar. 7, 2016 — A web-based machine language system solves crossword puzzles far better than commercially-available products, and may help machines better understand ... read more

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