Philip Ball is a freelance science writer in London and author of Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything (2012).
Some ecological communities may be acutely sensitive to the survival of certain key species, thanks to the details of the species’ interdependence, according to simulations.
A proposed device can act like Maxwell’s famous demon and as a tiny refrigerator “powered” by the entropy contained in information, rather than by an external source of energy.
Tiny particles that actively move through a fluid exhibit various modes of organization that are still not fully understood.
A new technique uses up to Bose-Einstein condensates simultaneously to make ultraprecise measurements.
A simple model of heart tissue that represents the architecture of cell-cell communication more realistically than previous models spontaneously develops faulty electrical waves that mimic a dangerous heart condition.
A proposed device would extend a quantum entanglement scheme previously demonstrated for visible photons into the microwave regime, where it could boost radar performance.