What's happening in your brain when you have a thought? Neuroscientists have been debating this idea for years, but one physicist believes he has the answer. It comes from observing how matter shifts from one state to another in the physical world.
Believe it or not, making ice is more complicated than just making water really cold. One thing that helps is bacteria. Yes, bacteria! In this captivatingly magic video, it takes just a second for Pseudomonas syringae to turn a whole jar of water into ice.
Researchers have developed a new type of memory called "phase-change" that is 500 to 1,000 times faster than flash memory while using half the power. The implications are for instant-on computers with longer battery lives, instant-access to photos on your digital camera with longer battery life, and, you know, a fast…