Posted: 2020-08-01 07:42:01
New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar ab...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:51:34
A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing -- and potentially exploitable -- conductive properties. Unive...
Sharing a secret...the quantum way...

Sharing a secret...the quantum way


Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties....
Posted: 2020-07-31 02:26:31
Sharing a secret...the quantum way
Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties....
Surprising number of exoplanets could host li...

Surprising number of exoplanets could host life


A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter....
Posted: 2020-07-31 12:56:35
Surprising number of exoplanets could host life
A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter....
Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guid...

Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines


Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:10:27
Origami microbots: Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines
Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size....

Posted: 2020-07-30 06:13:04
Researchers have investigated the phenomenon of sexual parasitism in deep-sea anglerfish. The scientists show that this very rare mode of reproduction is associated with the loss of adaptive...
Posted: 2020-07-30 04:36:50
Researchers have reported a new form of electronics known as 'drawn-on-skin electronics,' allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen....
Cosmic tango between the very small and the v...

Cosmic tango between the very small and the very large


A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our universe....
Posted: 2020-07-30 12:50:12
Cosmic tango between the very small and the very large
A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our universe....
Thermal storage units that repair themselves...

Thermal storage units that repair themselves


In future, paraffin wax could help to make underground thermal storage units more durable. Such systems are used, for example, to store solar energy over a longer period of time. In a new st...
Posted: 2020-07-29 06:14:14
Thermal storage units that repair themselves
In future, paraffin wax could help to make underground thermal storage units more durable. Such systems are used, for example, to store solar energy over a longer period of time. In a new st...
New fabric could help keep you cool in the su...

New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C


Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers h...
Posted: 2020-07-29 04:44:16
New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C
Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Now, researchers h...

Posted: 2020-07-29 03:48:24
Astronomers have found the remnant of strange dismembered globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way, upending theories about how heavy elements formed in early stars....
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:48:05
Scientists have found that a physical property called 'quantum negativity' can be used to take more precise measurements of everything from molecular distances to gravitational waves....
Simulating quantum 'time travel' di...

Simulating quantum 'time travel' disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm


Using a quantum computer to simulate time travel, researchers have demonstrated that, in the quantum realm, there is no 'butterfly effect.' In the research, information--qubits, or quantum b...
Posted: 2020-07-29 03:47:50
Simulating quantum 'time travel' disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm
Using a quantum computer to simulate time travel, researchers have demonstrated that, in the quantum realm, there is no 'butterfly effect.' In the research, information--qubits, or quantum b...
Metal-breathing bacteria could transform elec...

Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more


When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium 'breathes' in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be...
Posted: 2020-07-28 05:08:31
Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more
When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium 'breathes' in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be...
Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response ...

Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response in liquid droplets formed by DNA


'A watched pot never boils,' as the saying goes, but that was not the case for researchers watching a 'pot' of liquids formed from DNA. In fact, the opposite happened....
Posted: 2020-07-28 05:08:30
Exposure to enzymes causes peculiar response in liquid droplets formed by DNA
'A watched pot never boils,' as the saying goes, but that was not the case for researchers watching a 'pot' of liquids formed from DNA. In fact, the opposite happened....

Posted: 2020-07-28 03:35:41
Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support it....
Posted: 2020-07-28 03:35:33
Researchers reveal that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from subseafloor sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply, even after ...
Return of the zombie cicadas: Manipulative qu...

Return of the zombie cicadas: Manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers


Cicadas infected with the parasitic fungus Massospora unknowingly engage in trickery with their fellow insects, resulting in effective disease transmission, according to new research. Massos...
Posted: 2020-07-27 06:54:24
Return of the zombie cicadas: Manipulative qualities of fungal-infected flyers
Cicadas infected with the parasitic fungus Massospora unknowingly engage in trickery with their fellow insects, resulting in effective disease transmission, according to new research. Massos...
New approach refines the Hubble's consta...

New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe


Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....
Posted: 2020-07-27 03:47:24
New approach refines the Hubble's constant and age of universe
Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion years....
Soft robot actuators heal themselves...

Soft robot actuators heal themselves


Repeated activity wears on soft robotic actuators, but these machine's moving parts need to be reliable and easily fixed. Now a team of researchers has a biosynthetic polymer, patterned afte...
Posted: 2020-07-27 03:46:50
Soft robot actuators heal themselves
Repeated activity wears on soft robotic actuators, but these machine's moving parts need to be reliable and easily fixed. Now a team of researchers has a biosynthetic polymer, patterned afte...

Posted: 2020-07-24 06:13:49
Most meteorites that have landed on Earth are fragments of planetesimals, the very earliest protoplanetary bodies in the solar system. Scientists have thought that these primordial bodies ei...
Posted: 2020-07-24 02:42:28
In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to com...
Researchers develop a method for predicting u...

Researchers develop a method for predicting unprecedented events


Researchers combined avalanche physics with ecosystem data to create a computational method for predicting extreme ecological events. The method may also have applications in economics and p...
Posted: 2020-07-23 06:37:55
Researchers develop a method for predicting unprecedented events
Researchers combined avalanche physics with ecosystem data to create a computational method for predicting extreme ecological events. The method may also have applications in economics and p...
COVID-19 lockdown caused 50 percent global re...

COVID-19 lockdown caused 50 percent global reduction in human-linked Earth vibrations


The lack of human activity during lockdown caused human-linked vibrations in the Earth to drop by an average of 50 percent between March and May 2020....
Posted: 2020-07-23 06:37:28
COVID-19 lockdown caused 50 percent global reduction in human-linked Earth vibrations
The lack of human activity during lockdown caused human-linked vibrations in the Earth to drop by an average of 50 percent between March and May 2020....
Spectacular ultraviolet flash may finally exp...

Spectacular ultraviolet flash may finally explain how white dwarfs explode


For just the second time ever, astrophysicists have spotted a spectacular flash of ultraviolet (UV) light accompanying a white dwarf explosion. An extremely rare type of supernova, the event...
Posted: 2020-07-23 03:59:07
Spectacular ultraviolet flash may finally explain how white dwarfs explode
For just the second time ever, astrophysicists have spotted a spectacular flash of ultraviolet (UV) light accompanying a white dwarf explosion. An extremely rare type of supernova, the event...

Posted: 2020-07-23 03:59:00
Nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. New research finds that people who inherited the Nea...
Posted: 2020-07-23 03:58:55
Scientists have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he'll produce more male offspring....
Lightning strikes more than 100 million times...

Lightning strikes more than 100 million times per year in the tropics


Tropical storms often begin with an impressive display of pyrotechnics, but researchers have largely overlooked the role of lightning strikes in tropical ecosystems....
Posted: 2020-07-23 01:27:49
Lightning strikes more than 100 million times per year in the tropics
Tropical storms often begin with an impressive display of pyrotechnics, but researchers have largely overlooked the role of lightning strikes in tropical ecosystems....
Giant, fruit-gulping pigeon eaten into extinc...

Giant, fruit-gulping pigeon eaten into extinction on Pacific islands


A large fruit-eating bird from Tonga joins the dodo in the lineup of giant island pigeons hunted to extinction....
Posted: 2020-07-22 08:32:36
Giant, fruit-gulping pigeon eaten into extinction on Pacific islands
A large fruit-eating bird from Tonga joins the dodo in the lineup of giant island pigeons hunted to extinction....
Mitigation of greenhouse gases in dairy cattl...

Mitigation of greenhouse gases in dairy cattle through genetic selection


Researchers propose mitigating methane production by dairy cattle through breeding. Scientists are targeting reduction of enteric methane in the breeding objectives for dairy cattle to selec...
Posted: 2020-07-22 06:27:36
Mitigation of greenhouse gases in dairy cattle through genetic selection
Researchers propose mitigating methane production by dairy cattle through breeding. Scientists are targeting reduction of enteric methane in the breeding objectives for dairy cattle to selec...

Posted: 2020-07-22 06:27:24
A drone prototype that mimics the aerobatic manoeuvres of one of the world's fastest birds, the swift, is being developed by an international team of engineers in the latest example of biolo...
Posted: 2020-07-22 05:49:29
Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes brain signalling pathways that function in social behavior and pain regulation in mice, a new study has found....
First ever image of a multi-planet system aro...

First ever image of a multi-planet system around a sun-like star captured by ESO telescope


The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplan...
Posted: 2020-07-22 01:35:01
First ever image of a multi-planet system around a sun-like star captured by ESO telescope
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplan...
Magnetic field of a spiral galaxy...

Magnetic field of a spiral galaxy


A new image from the VLA dramatically reveals the extended magnetic field of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on from Earth....
Posted: 2020-07-21 08:07:39
Magnetic field of a spiral galaxy
A new image from the VLA dramatically reveals the extended magnetic field of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on from Earth....
Spider monkey groups as collective computers...

Spider monkey groups as collective computers


New research shows that spider monkeys use collective computation to figure out the best way to find food....
Posted: 2020-07-21 08:07:25
Spider monkey groups as collective computers
New research shows that spider monkeys use collective computation to figure out the best way to find food....

Posted: 2020-07-21 05:28:50
Spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way can have sprawling magnetic fields. There are various theories about their formation, but so far the process is not well understood. An international re...
Posted: 2020-07-21 05:27:37
Saccharibacteria within a mammalian host are more diverse than ever anticipated, according to recent research. The researchers also discovered that certain members of the bacteria are found ...
Recycling Japanese liquor leftovers as animal...

Recycling Japanese liquor leftovers as animal feed produces happier pigs and tastier pork


Tastier pork comes from pigs that eat the barley left over after making the Japanese liquor shochu. A team of professional brewers and academic farmers state that nutrients in the leftover f...
Posted: 2020-07-21 02:22:03
Recycling Japanese liquor leftovers as animal feed produces happier pigs and tastier pork
Tastier pork comes from pigs that eat the barley left over after making the Japanese liquor shochu. A team of professional brewers and academic farmers state that nutrients in the leftover f...
Through the nanoscale looking glass -- determ...

Through the nanoscale looking glass -- determining boson peak frequency in ultra-thin alumina


There's more to glass than meets the eye. Glasses, which are disordered materials with no long-range chemical order, have some mysterious properties that have remained enigmatic for several ...
Posted: 2020-07-21 02:21:49
Through the nanoscale looking glass -- determining boson peak frequency in ultra-thin alumina
There's more to glass than meets the eye. Glasses, which are disordered materials with no long-range chemical order, have some mysterious properties that have remained enigmatic for several ...
Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touc...

Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touch in lost limb


Devices commonly implanted for chronic pain could expand patient access to prosthetic arms that ''feel.''...
Posted: 2020-07-21 12:41:58
Spinal stimulators repurposed to restore touch in lost limb
Devices commonly implanted for chronic pain could expand patient access to prosthetic arms that ''feel.''...

Posted: 2020-07-20 11:09:22
In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D....
Posted: 2020-07-20 08:45:28
A team of engineers designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help human-robotic interactions....
Scientists discover volcanoes on Venus are st...

Scientists discover volcanoes on Venus are still active


A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet....
Posted: 2020-07-20 03:23:33
Scientists discover volcanoes on Venus are still active
A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet....
Ultracold mystery: Solved...

Ultracold mystery: Solved


Last December, researchers designed technology that could achieve the lowest temperature chemical reactions and then broke and formed the coldest bonds in the history of molecular coupling. ...
Posted: 2020-07-20 03:23:31
Ultracold mystery: Solved
Last December, researchers designed technology that could achieve the lowest temperature chemical reactions and then broke and formed the coldest bonds in the history of molecular coupling. ...
Quantum exciton found in magnetic van der Waa...

Quantum exciton found in magnetic van der Waals material NiPS3


Things can always be done faster, but can anything beat light? Computing with light instead of electricity is seen as a breakthrough to boost the computer speeds. Transistors, the building b...
Posted: 2020-07-20 03:23:23
Quantum exciton found in magnetic van der Waals material NiPS3
Things can always be done faster, but can anything beat light? Computing with light instead of electricity is seen as a breakthrough to boost the computer speeds. Transistors, the building b...

Posted: 2020-07-20 03:22:14
The ancient philosopher Plato posited the shapes of the building blocks of the universe. According to him, the earth was formed of cubes. Researchers now find a fundamental truth in that pre...
Posted: 2020-07-20 02:20:58
A rock core from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, has given scientists a powerful new tool to understand how catastrophic events shaped Earth's ecosystems before the rise of the dino...
Could mini-Neptunes be irradiated ocean plane...

Could mini-Neptunes be irradiated ocean planets?


New research suggests that the low density of mini-Neptunes could be explained simply by the presence of a thick layer of water....
Posted: 2020-07-20 02:18:06
Could mini-Neptunes be irradiated ocean planets?
New research suggests that the low density of mini-Neptunes could be explained simply by the presence of a thick layer of water....
Atomtronic device could probe boundary betwee...

Atomtronic device could probe boundary between quantum, everyday worlds


A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic w...
Posted: 2020-07-17 05:32:28
Atomtronic device could probe boundary between quantum, everyday worlds
A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic w...
Separating gamma-ray bursts: Students make cr...

Separating gamma-ray bursts: Students make critical breakthrough


By applying a machine-learning algorithm, scientists have developed a method to classify all gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), rapid highly energetic explosions in distant galaxies, without needing t...
Posted: 2020-07-17 04:01:42
Separating gamma-ray bursts: Students make critical breakthrough
By applying a machine-learning algorithm, scientists have developed a method to classify all gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), rapid highly energetic explosions in distant galaxies, without needing t...