Readers rescued a Star Trek crew from a probabilistic predicament armed only with the power of mathematical reasoning.
Using inserted genetic circuitry, synthetic biologists controlled the growth of plant roots for the first time.
The past and the future are tightly linked in conventional quantum mechanics. Perhaps too tightly. A tweak to the theory could let quantum possibilities increase as space expands.
A new atomic-scale experiment all but settles the origin of the strong form of superconductivity seen in cuprate crystals, confirming a 35-year-old theory.
Field research suggests a new explanation for the synchronized flashing in fireflies and confirms that a novel form of “chimeric” synchrony occurs naturally.
A simple geometric idea has been used to power advances in information theory, cryptography and even blockchain technology.
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