Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say.
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How smart energy policy can ease conflicts.
Antisocial behavior online can make people’s lives miserable. So an algorithm that can spot trolls more quickly should be a boon, say the computer scientists who developed it.
Human e-mailing behavior is so predictable that computer scientists have created an algorithm that can calculate when an e-mail thread is about to end.
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Young social networks grow in an entirely different way to mature networks, say computer scientists who have analyzed the way Facebook grew in the heady days after it launched in 2004.
One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequester carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address.
Software able to read a synopsis of Lord of the Rings and answer questions about it could beef up Facebook search.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.