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  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    CLAMS AND COCKLES, SENTINELS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS OF NICARAGUAN COASTS

    In collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, a research group from the UPV/EHU's Plentzia Marine Station...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    CLIMATE CONTRARIAN UNCOVERS SCIENTIFIC ERROR, UPENDS MAJOR OCEAN WARMING STUDY

    Researchers with the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University recently walked...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    EDITED PLANT-BASED TOXIN POSSESSES ANTI-TUMOR CHARACTERISTICS

    Researchers at Shinshu University in Japan have discovered that editing the chemical properties of fusicoccins, a kind of toxic organic...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    HARNESSING BODY HEAT TO POWER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    If thermoelectric materials can convert low-grade heat into electricity, we may never need to charge wearable technology at home again.

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    PHENYL ADDITION MADE A POISON USEFUL FOR A CHEMICAL REACTION IN CATALYSIS

    Scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology , Japan, have discovered that a catalyst poison, which deactivates homogeneous...

    Biochemistry Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    DEVONIAN INTEGRATIVE STRATIGRAPHY AND TIMESCALE OF CHINA

    Studies on the Devonian of China have lasted for about 170 years, and important progress has been made recently. Based on well-studied...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    RESEARCHER DISCOVERS NEW PATHWAY FOR HEAT TRANSPORT IN THE OCEAN

    Heat is transported through the ocean by a deep-ocean circulation system, known as the global heat conveyor belt, which constantly...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    HOW TO DANCE TO A SYNTHETIC BAND

    Music plays an important role in most people's lives regardless of the genre and in a wide variety of contexts from celebrations and...

    Robotics Machine Learning & AI
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    WHICH PHYSICAL MECHANISM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF CUPRATES UPON DOPING?

    An international team of researchers has identified and proved that adding impurities with a lower concentration of electrons stabilizes...

    Quantum Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    STABILIZING SILVER FILMS FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY FUEL CELLS

    Solid oxide fuel cells offer a stable and efficient way to generate clean electrochemical power, but are impractical for use in portable...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    HONEYCOMB-LIKE FRAMEWORKS WITH UNUSUAL RIPPLED SHAPES CAN PRODUCE BUCKLE-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURES

    Composite panels that sandwich a porous inner core between two solid outer sheets are increasingly being used in aircraft to reduce...

    Engineering
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    AIR TAXIS - WHY THEY'RE NO LONGER PIE IN THE SKY

    Imagine a taxi service that picked you up and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road works and traffic...

    Hi Tech & Innovation
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    A TOUGHER CONDUCTIVE CERAMIC AT LOWER COST

    By systematically refining standard processing techniques, A*STAR researchers have developed a low-cost method for manufacturing an...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    QUANTUM ARTIFICIAL LIFE CREATED ON THE CLOUD

    A project by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has for the first time implemented a model of quantum artificial life on...

    Quantum Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    DUAL-FUNCTION PROTEIN SWITCH CAN BE TWEAKED TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CELLULAR REPROGRAMMING

    Toggling the functions of a protein that regulates gene expression during cellular reprogramming ensures cell fate conversion, an A*STAR...

    Cell & Microbiology Molecular & Computational Biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    GRAPHENE FLICKERS AT 400HZ IN 2500PPI DISPLAYS

    With virtual reality sizzling in every electronic fair, there is a need for displays with higher resolution, frame rates and power...

    Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    NEUTRON PINHOLE MAGNIFIES DISCOVERIES AT ORNL

    Advanced materials are vital ingredients in products that we rely on like batteries, jet engine blades, 3-D-printed components in cars....

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    TAKE A WEIGHT OFF: 'GRAND K' KILO BEING RETIRED

    Humankind is about to sever one of the links between its present and its past.

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    AFTER THE STORM: LOWER-COST AIR QUALITY MONITORS MEASURED POLLUTANTS IN PUERTO RICO AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

    In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Shortly after the hurricane hit, more than 90 percent of the US territory...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Nov 16, 2018

    DROUGHT-HIT CAPE TOWN SHOULD CUT DOWN 'ALIEN' TREES: STUDY

    The South African city of Cape Town, which nearly ran out of water this year, could beat future droughts by cutting down non-native...

    Environment