A simple device measures the quantum noise of vacuum fluctuations and generates true random numbers. Researchers have constructed a device that works on the principle of true randomness. With the help of quantum physics, their machine generates random numbers that cannot be predicted in advance. The researchers exploit the fact that measurements based on quantum physics can only produce a special result with a certain degree of probability, that is, randomly.
Dr Owen Maroney claims we can remember in a reversed universe and it's all to do with the heat coming from your computer.
A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has investigated two methods that both proved effective in identifying and eliminating publication bias from medical research.
An extra second will be added to 2008 so that the world's clocks are in agreement with the Earth's rotation.
CSIRO’s new ultra high-resolution visualisation system, CSIROvision, marks Australia's entry into the petabyte age where scientists will analyse volumes of data greater than previously known.
CSIRO aims to use biostatistics to generate better information from health data, contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.
An open-source tool that allows physicists and mathematicians to solve complex equations, without spending hundreds of thousands on expensive software, has won first prize in the scientific software division of Les Trophées du Libre, an international competition for free software.
The mission and goals of hospital laboratories are changing rapidly with greater emphasis on activities such as point-of-care testing and outreach testing, working in tandem with other automated systems in the hospital.
The Fields Medal, considered to be the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, was awarded to Professor Terence Tao. This is the first time an Australian has won this award.
MathWorks has announced Simulink Verification and Validation, a product for Simulink that enables system designers and test engineers to perform continuous testing and verification throughout development.
There is a relatively new approach to addressing large, complex problems - 'network science'.