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.