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Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
August 3, 2020

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Blackjack: Can a Quantum Strategy Help Bring Down the House?

Now researchers have shown that the weird, quantum effects of entanglement could theoretically give blackjack players even more of an edge, albeit a small one, when playing against the ...

Sweat Science: Engineers Detect Health Markers in Thread-Based, Wearable Sweat Sensors

Engineers have created a first-of-its-kind, flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. ...
A breakthrough in fertility science has shattered the universally accepted view of how ...

Sharing a Secret...the Quantum Way

Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many ...
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Quantum Exciton Found in Magnetic Van Der Waals Material NiPS3

Things can always be done faster, but can anything beat light? Computing with light instead of electricity is seen as a breakthrough to boost the computer speeds. Transistors, the building blocks of ...

Atomtronic Device Could Probe Boundary Between Quantum, Everyday Worlds

A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic world we ...

'Blinking' Crystals May Convert CO2 Into Fuels

Imagine tiny crystals that ''blink'' like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels. A team has created ultra-small titanium dioxide ...

A GoPro for Beetles: Researchers Create a Robotic Camera Backpack for Insects

Researchers have developed a tiny camera that can ride aboard an insect or an insect-sized ...

Giving Robots Human-Like Perception of Their Physical Environments

New model helps robots understand their environment as humans ...

Researchers Gives Robots Intelligent Sensing Abilities to Carry out Complex Tasks

The novel system developed by computer scientists and materials engineers combines an artificial brain system with human-like electronic skin, and vision sensors, to make robots ...

Move Over, Siri! Researchers Develop Improv-Based Chatbot

Computer scientists have incorporated improv dialogues into chatbots to produce more grounded and engaging ...

New Organic Material Unlocks Faster and More Flexible Electronic Devices

Mobile phones and other electronic devices made from an organic material that is thin, bendable and more powerful are now a step ...

A Raspberry Pi-Based Virtual Reality System for Small Animals

The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality environments to small, freely moving animals (such as flies and fish larvae). The use of PiVR, ...

A New Path for Electron Optics in Solid-State Systems

In combined theoretical and experimental work, physicists introduce and demonstrate a novel mechanism for electron optics in two-dimensional solid-state systems. The discovery opens up a route to ...

Wireless Aquatic Robot Could Clean Water and Transport Cells

Researchers have developed a tiny plastic robot, made of responsive polymers, which moves under the influence of light and magnetism. In the future this 'wireless aquatic polyp' should be ...

Artificial 'Neurotransistor' Created

While the optimization of conventional microelectronics is slowly reaching its physical limits, nature offers us a blueprint how information can be processed and stored efficiently: our own brain. ...

Robot Jaws Shows Medicated Chewing Gum Could Be the Future

Medicated chewing gum has been recognized as a new advanced drug delivery method but currently there is no gold standard for testing drug release from chewing gum in vitro. New research has shown a ...

Transparent, Reflective Objects Now Within Grasp of Robots

Kitchen robots are a popular vision of the future, but if a robot of today tries to grasp a kitchen staple such as a clear measuring cup or a shiny knife, it likely won't be able to. Transparent ...

Power of DNA to Store Information Gets an Upgrade

A team of interdisciplinary researchers has discovered a new technique to store in DNA information - in this case 'The Wizard of Oz,' translated into Esperanto - with unprecedented accuracy ...

Scientists Create New Device to Light Up the Way for Quantum Technologies

Researchers have created an innovative new device that will emit single particles of light, or photons, from quantum dots that are the key to practical quantum computers, quantum communications, and ...

Portable System Boosts Laser Precision, at Room Temperature

Physicists have designed a quantum ''light squeezer'' that reduces quantum noise in an incoming laser beam by 15 percent. It is the first system of its kind to work at room ...

New Evidence Helps Form Digital Reconstruction of Most Important Medieval Shrine

The shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, the most important pilgrimage destination in medieval England - visited for hundreds of years by pilgrims seeking miraculous healing - has been digitally ...

Making Plastic More Transparent While Also Adding Electrical Conductivity

In an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, researchers have made plastic conductive while also making it more ...

Research Reflects How AI Sees Through the Looking Glass

Intrigued by how reflection changes images in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, a team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate what sets originals apart from their reflections. Their ...

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