Biological builders like beavers, elephants, and shipworms re-engineer their environments. How this affects their ecological network is the subject of new research, which finds that increasing the number of "ecosystem engineers" stabilizes the entire network against extinctions.
A new study by the University of Plymouth explains for the first time how quantum supercomputers could be helpful in the world of making and performing music
Researchers from Duke University propose a new approach to finding an optimal solution for controlling large numbers of robots collaboratively completing a set of complex linear temporal logic commands called STyLuS*, for large-Scale optimal Temporal Logic Synthesis, that can solve problems massively larger than what current algorithms can handle, with hundreds of robots, tens of thousands of rooms and highly complex tasks, in a small fraction of the time.
Residents in all 25 of the US counties hardest hit by COVID-19 began to limit their public movements six to 29 days before states implemented stay-at-home orders, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
Researchers have developed a computational model that helps users understand how changes in the nanostructure of materials affect their conductivity - with the goal of informing the development of new energy storage devices for a wide range of electronics.
Precision agriculture technologies can improve efficiency on smaller farms
Quantitative biologists from Northwestern combine precision measurements and mathematical models to uncover a common mechanism regulating gene expression during development.
Scientists at PPPL have gained new insight into a common type of plasma hiccup that interferes with fusion reactions. These findings could help bring fusion energy closer to reality.
EPFL professor Anthony Davison and co-authors provide a mathematical basis for concerns about ethical implications of AI.
A new set of computational methods developed at Baylor College of Medicine allows researchers to identify cell-type specific methylation patterns -- molecular barcodes -- in complex cell mixtures. The new tools, available for free download, can be applied to existing whole-genome methylation datasets from any species.