The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
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Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.
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By defocusing a microscope, biologists have developed a simple technique that produces three-dimensional images of red blood cells.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.
Research suggests that electronic health information is particularly vulnerable to software bugs.