When you first hear them, a Gregorian chant, a Debussy prelude and a John Coltrane improvisation might seem to have almost nothing in common–except that they all include chord progressions and something you could plausibly call a melody. But music theorists have long known that there’s something else that ties these disparate musical forms together.
Ever wonder how investment bankers, a breed known in the past more for its social skills and golf handicaps than for its mathematical prowess, ever invented products like those crazily sophisticated, synthetic collateralized debt obligations that brought down the financial system? Well, they didn’t.
Two Americans and an Israeli were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for painstakingly mapping out the thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome — work that paves the way for new antibiotics. Inside all animals, plants and bacteria are DNA molecules that contain the blueprint for life
Over the past 20 years, robotics have revolutionized surgery, and new innovations are continuing to push the boundaries of medicine.
Even the most cunning of slackers may have finally met their match in a new piece of office surveillance software. A program has been developed by U.S
Three-dimensional images are expected jump out of movie theaters and into living rooms by next year.