Imagine the outcry if, at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the legendary United States swim team – Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas – still obliterated the competition, coming first in the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay, but only Haas, Lochte and Dwyer received medals, with nothing, not even a silver, for Phelps. … [Read more...] about Nobel prizes for individual scientists are an anachronism – Brian Keating
Photo by Getty Images Roberto Zenit is a researcher and professor of engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and fellow of the American Physical Society. His work has been published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Physical Review Fluids, among many others. Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez is an associate professor with the Fluid … [Read more...] about Cheers! How the physics of fizz contributes to human happiness
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. Advertisement Supported by matter NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have … [Read more...] about Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same.
Photo by Helgi Halldórsson/Flickr Jordan Pennells is a PhD student in bioengineering at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He is researching sustainable plant-based nanomaterials. 1,200 words Edited by Sam Dresser Republish for free Life pits the order and intricacy of biology against … [Read more...] about Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing?
Richard Feynman’s high school calculus notebook: ‘That was a way to try to get it into my head this time, instead of forgetting it. So I had learned calculus.’ Courtesy Physics Central/Niels Bohr Library and Archive Gene Tracy is chancellor professor of physics at William & Mary, Virginia. He is the author of Ray Tracing and Beyond: Phase Space … [Read more...] about How much can we afford to forget, if we train machines to remember?