Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.
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.
Candès, who holds the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for "exploring the limits of signal recovery and matrix completion from incomplete data sets with implications for high-impact applications in multiple fields."
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.