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Blanket of light can give better quantum computers

Quantum mechanics is one of the most successful theories of the natural sciences, and although its predictions are often counter-intuitive, no experiment has been conducted to date that the theory was unable to adequately describe. Together with colleagues from bigQ…

Big data technique reveals previously unknown capabilities of common materials

TROY, N.Y. — When scientists and engineers discover new ways to optimize existing materials, it paves the way for innovations that make everything from our phones and computers to our medical equipment smaller, faster, and more efficient. According to research…

How roots make hair grow EurekAlert! Scientific news

The roots of plants can do many things: they grow in length to reach water, they can bend to bypass stones and they form fine root hairs so that they can absorb more nutrients from the soil. A team of…

First generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from domestic cats

IMAGE: Stem Cells and Development is dedicated to communication and objective analysis of developments in the biology, characteristics, and therapeutic utility of stem cells, especially those of the hematopoietic system. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY,…

Giving robots a faster grasp

IMAGE: A new algorithm speeds up the planning process for robotic grippers to manipulate objects using the surrounding environment. view more  Credit: Image courtesy of Alberto Rodriguez, Nikhil Chavan-Dafle, Rachel Holladay If you’re at a desk with a pen or pencil…

Verdorie, R2! Wanneer kunnen we robots de schuld geven?

Uit een recente studie van de North Carolina State University blijkt dat mensen waarschijnlijk robots de schuld geven voor arbeidsongevallen, maar alleen als ze denken dat de robots autonoom zijn. "Robots komen steeds vaker voor op de werkplek, en het…

Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction

(Boston)–Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain’s ability to feel reward and may drive compulsive…

Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients

IMAGE: Dr. David Buck is Associate Dean for Community Health at the University of Houston College of Medicine. view more  Credit: University of Houston In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs — serious mental…

Exoplanet interiors have Earth-like geochemistry

The interiors of some exoplanets have Earth-like geochemistry, according to a new study, which finds that extrasolar rocks share similar levels of oxidation, or oxygen fugacity, to those in the Solar System. The results suggest that some of the rocky…

BARseq builds a better brain map

IMAGE: BARseq demonstrated in the auditory cortex or a mouse. Purple staining showed which neurons host activity or a specific gene (Fezf2). Green staining indicated the presence of a barcode label …        view more Credit: Zador lab / CSHL, 2019…