For a long time, scientists thought that everyone of us processed numbers predominantly in a spatial way, imagining numbers from left to right for example. But now a study by Florian Krause from the Donders Institute in Nijmegen demonstrates that this is not the case.
It’s a fact: Switzerland's Piz Daint is the fastest supercomputer in Europe. What’s more, it has now been named the greenest petaflop computer in the world at SC13 in Denver, Colorado (USA).
This image features several craters near the eastern edge of the Caloris basin. The larger craters have excavated low reflectance material, and both have hollows forming within their floors.
See the continental size of Super-Typhoon Haiyan in this breathtaking satellite image, showing the full planet Earth and the typhoon at night approaching the Philippines and China, taken from the geostationary satellites of the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMETSAT.
Attached to the Harmony node, the first Cygnus commercial cargo spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences Corp. is seen in the grasp of the Canadarm2, photographed by an Expedition 37 crew member on the International Space Station.
A new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells has been achieved by a German-French collaboration consisting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin.
Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells to conduct electricity without reducing the amount of incoming light - at least in theory.
According to a common myth, today’s young people are all glued to the Internet. But in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old has been active online for at least five years. In South Korea, 99.6 percent of young people are active, the highes...
Making stuff on a 3D printer uses less energy—and therefore releases less carbon dioxide—than producing it en masse in a factory and shipping it to a warehouse.
It hardly gets any bigger than this: A massive galaxy cluster is visible in this image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.
To produce proteins on an industrial scale without using living cells is the ambitious goal of cell-free bioproduction. This method would help to produce biological ingredients more quickly and with fewer resources than conventional techniques allow.
Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have identified a specific brain region that controls compliance with social norms. They discovered that norm compliance is independent of knowledge about the norm and can be increased by means of brain stimulation.