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Making nature compute for us

 Models of neural networks are used ubiquitously in science and technology these days. Such artificial neural networks are computer algorithms inspired by the way the human brain works. While they enable revolutionary technology, their execution on digital computers eats up increasingly large amounts of energy... click to read more

  • Martin M. Stein | Ph.D. candidate at Department of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Views 244
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 27, 2023
An eye-opening molecular explosion

Many macroscopic processes that are part of our everyday lives have their origins in the tiniest motions: a molecule absorbs light, causing atoms to move by fractions of the distance between them, individual bonds to form or break. This determines whether a plant can transform... click to read more

  • Rebecca Boll | Scientist at European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • Till Jahnke | Professor at European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
Views 394
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 19, 2022
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

Views 812
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
Views 1025
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 1045
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 18, 2022