A new relationship between Benford's Law and the statistics of fundamental physics may hint at a deeper theory of everything
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A way of reconstructing randomly scattered images allows pictures to be transmitted through opaque objects
Using social networks to make recommendations will always compromise privacy, according to a mathematical proof of the limits of privacy.
Martian gullies were once hailed as evidence of liquid water on Mars. Now a new theory backed by experiment explains how they are formed by the flow of sand
A new scheme for making quantum money could lead to cash that cannot be counterfeited. But it may also lead to a new breed of quantum crime.
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The 'Living Earth Simulator' will mine economic, environmental and health data to create a model of the entire planet in real time.
Plant biologist have long puzzled over the huge variety of leaf shapes that appear in nature. Now a simple algorithm could explain all
Astronomers have published the results of the first serious search for stars that were born with the Sun.
Biological time is best described by a two-dimensional surface that takes the shape of a second order helix, says a new theory.