This Physicist Turned Time Crystals From a Theoretical Oddity to an Odd Reality
Last year, scientists created a time crystal for the first time in a lab. It wouldn’t have been possible without the theories of Chetan Nayak.
Soon Cops Will Digitally Dust Crime Scenes for Partial Footprints
Generally, my assumption of the ins and outs of crime scene forensics is a mythicism of field detectives performing high-tech feats in order to solve a mystery with some encrusted semen. I'd only expect that investigation units have access to some...
Packaging Nature in Just the Right Way To Kill HIV Dead
The development of highly active anti-retroviral treatment (HAART) for HIV in the '90s is widely credited with turning a certain and excruciating doom into a chronic illness. Nowadays, instead of futilely fighting off opportunistic infections as a...
Patent Trolling Is Draining the Blood from the Idea Economy, and It's Just Getting Worse
US Patent No. 6,599,460 is barely comprehensible and not even the slightest bit sexy. It has to do with preventing irregularities in a certain kind of injection molding; like, if you were making a cheap, thin drinking cup in a mold from liquid plastic...