To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other. Simple, say a team of Google engineers
If the cosmos is a numerical simulation, there ought to be clues in the spectrum of high energy cosmic rays, say theorists
Network theorists working for the US military have worked out how to identify the small “seed” group of people who can spread a message across an entire network
Oxford researchers say that 45 percent of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years.
Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
Anger spreads faster and more broadly than joy, say computer scientists who have analysed sentiment on the Chinese Twitter-like service Weibo.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
Vortices in the South Atlantic are mathematically equivalent to black holes, say physicists, an idea that could lead to new ways of understanding how currents transport oil and garbage across oceans