Tag: University of California at Berkeley

knot theory

Knot Theory: The World Inside Your Shoe Laces

William Thomson once theorized that atoms were knots formed from ethereal vortices. He was wrong, but the successive research created knot theory and may shed light on the structure of proteins and DNA.  Thomson was...
time crystals

Time Crystals are the Newest Form of Matter

Scientists have created a non-equilibrium material that they call a 'Time Crystal.' The idea baffles the mind, but the science is solid. What does the introduction of this new form of matter mean for...
collaboration

Billionaires Promote Collaboration over Competition in Medicine

Philanthropic organizations are a major staple of charity efforts worldwide, but they tend to play it safe with the money they are given. Some of the billionaire benefactors of these charities are taking risks, arranging...