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Higgs/Antimatter Connection
December 17, 2014
The Higgs boson may help to partially explain our universe’s apparent lack of antimatter.
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Pavlovian Computer Circuits
December 15, 2014
New transistor design emulates the mind's plasticity.
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Fibonacci's Quasiparticle
December 15, 2014
Unusual quasiparticles could lead to topological quantum computers.
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People as Particles
December 14, 2014
A universal law for the interaction of pedestrians in a crowd accurately captures human behavior.
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