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Darwin visits Wall Street

Andrew Lo’s new book urges a rethink of financial markets, along evolutionary lines. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If you have money in the stock market, then you are probably anticipating a profit…

Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass extinctions since the divergent evolution…

Transparent metal touchscreens

Roll-to-roll printing of a conductive metal ink offers an inexpensive, high performance alternative to today’s touchscreen technology. A touchscreen is an essential feature of many modern devices, but the material…

As computing moves to cloud, UW-Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

Whether you are tagging a photo in Facebook, asking Siri for directions to an eatery, or translating French into English, much of the action happens far from your phone or…

Rice U.’s Yellow River formula addresses flood risk, sustainability

Sediment formula could help managers better predict, prevent Huanghe floods  HOUSTON — U.S. and Chinese geologists studying China’s Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese officials better…

Bird Feathers Inspire Researchers to Produce Vibrant New Colors

A Nagoya University-led research team mimics the rich color of bird plumage and demonstrates new ways to control how light interacts with materials. Bright colors in the natural world often…

Unpolarized single-photon generation with true randomness from diamond

The Tohoku University research group of Professor Keiichi Edamatsu and Postdoctoral fellow Naofumi Abe has demonstrated dynamically and statically unpolarized single-photon generation using diamond. This result is expected to play…

Potential for Saudi Arabian coral reefs to shine

Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive. Marine surveys estimating fish population density and diversity are crucial to our understanding of how…

The key to private and efficient data storage

Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your data. People…

Brain boot camp: New technology aims to accelerate learning

The adage “put your thinking caps on” might evoke visions of an elementary classroom, where a teacher has just admonished cherubic little learners about to embark on a particularly difficult…