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Instant-start computers possible with new advance

To encode data, today’s computer memory technology uses electric currents – a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead […]

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Stay complex, my friends

The KISS concept ­– keep it simple, stupid – may work for many situations. However, when it comes to evolution, complexity appears to be key for prosperity and propagating future […]

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Mathematicians prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture

Monstrous moonshine, a quirky pattern of the monster group in theoretical math, has a shadow – umbral moonshine. Mathematicians have now proved this insight, known as the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture, […]

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Engineering with a side of origami

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic […]

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Hunting for dark matter in a gold mine

Distinctively timed flashes of light in a vat of xenon might betray the presence of dark-matter particles “What really impressed me was the trip down,” said astrophysicist James Buckley, PhD, […]

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New 2-D quantum materials for nanoelectronics

MIT team provides theoretical roadmap to making 2-D electronics with novel properties. Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials […]