Materials scientists have decided to define, rather than measure, Avogadro's constant, triggering a lengthy debate over what number to choose. Now one physicist thinks he has the answer.
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The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.
Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
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By defocusing a microscope, biologists have developed a simple technique that produces three-dimensional images of red blood cells.
Particles of dark matter should trigger nanoexplosions in certain materials, an idea that could lead to an entirely new generation of detectors, say physicists.
The ability to teleport quantum information between diamond crystals that can also store it is a small but important step toward a quantum Internet.
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We should be able to use Jupiter's radio emissions like ground-penetrating radar to study the oceans on Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, say space scientists.
The global network of links between the world's airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness that could lead to entire regions of the planet being cut off.