SCIENCE

New York — Dan Huttenlocher does not like walls. This is not so much an aesthetic preference as it is a practical concern. Walls divide people and define spaces. They restrict movement. They discourage exchange. And they are a pain to move if your needs …

What’s that odd shape, you ask? That’s the world’s thinnest nanowire — and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just …

Imperial physicists have discovered how to create matter from light – a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago. In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial’s Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists worked …

Like computers, human brains may be vulnerable to hackers. Technology is already allowing scientists to read people’s thoughts and even plant new ones in the brain. The latest episode of the Science Channel’s “Through the Wormhole,” hosted by Morgan Freeman, explores the potential — and …

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