Physicists have observed surprisingly strong light and high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes, particularly those made of gold.
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Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
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Drawing on thousands of emails from Enron, researchers have created a method to bring better manners to our communications via "politeness transfer."
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Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.
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Once researchers figured out the brain's patterns for tying different knots, they could predict which knot study participants would tie before they started.
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Tiny satellites could be the key to a global quantum internet network. That could mean internet from space on Earth, and communication between spacecraft.
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If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.
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DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov provides a new picture of sled dogs today, including huskies and malamutes.
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