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Network resuscitation – pumping life into a failed complex system

We have seen this many times in movies: an unconscious protagonist is jolted back to life through abrupt electrical shocks from a defibrillator. But how is that possible? A functioning body is, after all, an intricate machinery of extremely complex organs, all having to perform... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 15, 2022
Mathematical paradoxes unearth the boundaries of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made monumental strides in numerous areas over the last decade. One only has to look at the news to see the latest breakthrough, whether it’s an AI beating a world-champion player at some game, achieving human-level object recognition, or diagnosing cancer... click to read more

  • Matthew J. Colbrook | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK; Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Vegard Antun | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK; Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Anders C. Hansen | Professor at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK; Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 29, 2022
A House Of Toxins? How Cleaning Products Can Create An Unhealthy Living Environment

Most people associate a clean home with good hygiene and will therefore regularly clean their house. Indeed, the use of cleaning products and disinfectants have intensified in recent years, but our new study suggests that this may be doing us more harm than good: a... click to read more

  • Colleen Marciel F. Rosales | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Air Quality Research Center, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Brandon E. Boor | Associate Professor at Lyles School of Civil Engineering; Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, Center for High Performance Buildings Purdue University, USA
  • Philip S. Stevens | Professor at Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Views 518
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 18, 2022
Creating Tiny Stars On Earth In The Quest For Fusion Power

Fusion is the physical process that powers the stars and harnessing this capability on Earth for carbon-free power generation is a grand challenge of modern physics. The potential payout is enormous – each gallon of seawater contains enough naturally-occurring fusion fuel (a special type of... click to read more

  • Christopher V. Young | Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 1, 2022
Can we read the universe’s book of secrets?

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. The standard model of particle physics is one of the most successful... click to read more

  • Noshin Tarannum | PhD student at Section of Physics, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Anna Sfyrla | Professor at Section of Physics, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 651
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 29, 2022