Simple Robots, Smart Algorithms: Meet the BOBbots

Wasim Raza Anyone who has ever had a child knows that it is nearly impossible to control multiple children at once. Researchers have had difficulty getting swarms of robots to work together unless they carefully choreograph their interactions, like airplanes in formation, with increasingly sophisticated components and algorithms. With the robots on hand, however, basic, […]

Beating the minuscule drums to solve Quantum Weirdness

Lalit Koundaal The physicist, Shlomi Kotler, and his team of collaborators in an experiment at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, built a pair of vibrating aluminum membranes. By playing these two tiny drums, the physicists have demonstrated that quantum entanglement works not only for subatomic particles but for larger […]