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Molecular motors drive liquid through large channels

Surprising result not expected to occur on macroscopic scales

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Spin glass provides insight into brain activity

Model reveals functional role of spin-glass-like states in neurological networks

Flash Physics: Wavelets pioneer bags Abel Prize, astronomers find huge magnetic fields, modelling ice bridges

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Tracking neutrinos in virtual reality

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Why we should give credit to code creators

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A quantum boost for machine learning

Maria Schuld describes how researchers plan to enhance machine learning using quantum computation

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Interstate discomfort

Robert P Crease explains why trying to patent software is such a hard thing to do

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Then and back again?

The formation and evolution of the concept of “time travel” blur the lines between fact and fiction, says Brian Clegg

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On the shoulders of hidden giants

NASA engineer K Renee Horton raves about Hidden Figures, the film and the book, that tells the story of the African American women who helped the US win the space race

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