The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Without social skills, the only way to meet a mate is by complete chance. Right? Not according to a new model that simulates the way an individual’s genes can interact with the environment.
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.
Big data mining allows cities to be ranked according to their “attractiveness,” say researchers developing a new science of cities.
Anonymous sharing app Secret is shutting down, but competitor Whisper is doing just fine. Huh.