What gives jazz its swing? A delay makes the difference

Jazzy sound, or swing, has a je ne sais quoi that even experts struggle to put into words. Experiments by a team of physicists and psychologists now support the hypothesis that the swing feeling is produced when performers subtly deviate from one another in the timing...

Hydrogen could help China’s heavy industry to get greener

China is the world’s largest producer of cement, steel and other building materials, whose manufacture emits huge amounts of carbon dioxide. But an analysis now suggests that powering heavy industries with hydrogen could be a cost-effective way to reduce China’s...

Invisible ship tracks show large cloud sensitivity to aerosol

ScopeGeographically, this study considers the larger part of the Atlantic between (50° S, 50° N) and (−90° W, 20° E) as well as the Sc deck in the Southeast Pacific off the Chilean coast. The size of the region is limited by computational cost and we chose to place it...