Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
March 25, 2017

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March 25, 2017

Mar. 2, 2017 — A molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein, has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Are Market Bubbles Caused by Traders' Testosterone Levels?

Mar. 1, 2017 — Such an effect may lead male traders, driven by an increase in testosterone due to a successful investment, to take exaggerated risks, which, in turn, create price bubbles. By increasing the number ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might -- and others might think so, too. New research has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people's ... read more

New Software Allows for 'Decoding Digital Brain Data'

Feb. 24, 2017 — New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Bots appear to behave differently in culturally distinct online environments. A new paper says the findings are a warning to those using artificial intelligence for building autonomous vehicles, ... read more

Computing With Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

Feb. 23, 2017 — A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Ionotronic devices rely on charge effects based on ions, instead of electrons or in addition to electrons. These devices open new opportunities for creating electrically switchable memories. ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — For the first time, a single multifunction flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair, has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical and chemical signals back and forth into the ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — While it's possible to anticipate the color of light or the pitch of sound, odor defies prediction. New research has taken an important step toward decoding smell, by linking a scent back to a ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices, say ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits -- less efficient for robots -- are used by ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart ... read more

Squishy Supercapacitors Bathed in Green Tea Could Power Wearable Electronics

Feb. 15, 2017 — Wearable electronics are here -- the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Mathematicians propose a theoretical framework to understand how waves and other disturbances move through materials in conditions that vary in both space and time. The theory is called 'field ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Fast radio bursts seem to come from distant galaxies, but there is no obvious reason that, every once in a while, an FRB wouldn't occur in our own Milky Way galaxy too. If it did, astronomers ... read more

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Feb. 13, 2017 — Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 7.4 ... read more

Chip Could Make Voice Control Ubiquitous in Electronics

Feb. 13, 2017 — In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — For the past several years, researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, a research group ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Pioneering technology brings Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life. A replica of the 1947 cake by designer Peek Frean has been restored to its original grandeur thanks to 3D scanning ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect ... read more

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