He won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on beating the limitations of light microscopy. Now he's moved to academia and pondering new areas to study, including space propulsion.
A jumble of thousands of cubic dice, agitated by an oscillating rotation, can rapidly become completely ordered, a result that is hard to produce with more conventional shaking (includes video that demonstrates the packing process).
In the biography "The Last Man Who Knew Everything," Catherine Westfall lauds a candid life of a Manhattan Project scientist at home in theory and experimentation.
How do our brains decide what we should have for dessert or what car to buy? Anne Churchland, a member of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain, describes the efforts of the BRAIN Initiative to create a virtual "mega laboratory" to understand decision making.
Researchers say they can train computers to identify sexual orientation and criminality by scanning a person’s face. But critics say it’s bad science.
Ultrasonic energy can be harnessed to alter brain activity and treat disease — but first, scientists need to learn how it works.
Scientists from the Cracking the Glass collaboration have found a way to see molecular re-arrangements in deeply supercooled liquids, which ordinarily can take centuries or even millennia. Along the way, they have also found new physical properties of “aged” supercooled liquids and glasses.