Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.
Studying the pre-Islamic State tweets of people who end up backing the organization paints a revealing picture of how support emerges, say computer scientists.
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A simple way to pick up and place diamond nanosheets finally makes it possible to test this wonder material in a wide range of devices, say materials scientists.
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Game developer Valve has been working on its own virtual-reality hardware—and it’s more impressive than anything else I’ve tried.
Computer scientists have compared a vast dataset of Yellow Taxi fares in New York City against Uber prices for the first time.