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How do birds flock? Uncovering aerodynamic mysteries through mathematics

Findings have potential applications for transportation and energy.

Largest-ever map of the universe’s active supermassive black holes

New “quasar catalog” serves as a 3D history book of the universe.

Study suggests that Neanderthals used glue to make stone tools

Analysis of 40,000-year-old tools reveals surprisingly sophisticated construction.

Classical computers can keep up with and surpass their quantum counterparts

Boosting speed and accuracy of traditional computing.

How does a sprinkler running in reverse? Decades-old puzzle solved

Experiments uncover answer to Feynman’s Sprinkler Problem.

The mystery of the origin of the Great Sphinx of Giza is solved

Did nature have a hand in the formation of the Great Sphinx?

Self-cleaning, hybrid membrane improves desalination efficiency

New membrane overcomes significant challenges that have, until now, limited desalination technologies.

Study shows irrigation’s impact on regional climates and environments

Practice is vital in managing climate change and future agricultural development.

The study offers insights into neuroreceptor organization

Scientists made advances on our understanding of the distribution of receptors across the brain.

What makes “junk food” junk?

U.S. policies define junk food for taxation and regulations.

New work reconstructs the full state of a quantum liquid

New research using ultracold atoms reveals particular properties of quantum systems.

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