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  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 20, 2018

    ENGINEERS DEVELOP FIRST METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NANOMOTORS

    In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting...

    Nanophysics
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 20, 2018

    OPTICAL DETECTION OF PICOMOLAR CONCENTRATIONS OF RNA USING SWITCHES IN PLASMONIC CHIRALITY

    Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and...

    Bio & Medicine
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 20, 2018

    NEW NANOPARTICLE SUPERSTRUCTURES MADE FROM PYRAMID-SHAPED BUILDING BLOCKS

    Researchers from Brown University have assembled complex macroscale superstructures from pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building blocks....

    Nanophysics
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    SUPER CHEAP EARTH ELEMENT TO ADVANCE NEW BATTERY TECH TO THE INDUSTRY

    Most of today's batteries are made up of rare lithium mined from the mountains of South America. If the world depletes this source,...

    Tech, Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    UNPRECEDENTED ICE LOSS IN RUSSIAN ICE CAP

    In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a day...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    OUTSIDE COMPETITION BREEDS MORE TRUST AMONG COWORKERS

    Working in a competitive industry fosters a greater level of trust amongst workers, finds a new study from the University of British...

    Science, Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    MEXICO RANCH HELPS AMERICAN BISON MAKE A COMEBACK

    Hundreds of years ago, the American bison roamed freely across the widest natural range of any herbivore on the continent-a vast habitat...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    WHEN REFUGEES ARE BARRED FROM WORKING, LONG-TERM INTEGRATION SUFFERS

    As refugee flows have increased around the world, many governments are grappling with acute political pressure along with the logistical...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    DEADLY PLANT DISEASE THREATENS $250M ROSE BUSINESS

    The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    MONSANTO ASKS JUDGE TO THROW OUT $289M AWARD IN CANCER SUIT

    Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper...

  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    DNA TESTS OF ILLEGAL IVORY LINK MULTIPLE IVORY SHIPMENTS TO SAME DEALERS

    The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline. In 2016, the...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    FROM CRYSTALS TO CLIMATE: 'GOLD STANDARD' TIMELINE LINKS FLOOD BASALTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    FLOOD FREQUENCY OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST RIVER HAS INCREASED FIVEFOLD

    A recent study of more than 100 years of river level records from the Amazon shows a significant increase in frequency and severity...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    STUDY FINDS PEOPLE FLOCK, OR BEHAVE SIMILARLY TO OTHERS, DESPITE REASONING ABILITIES

    Crowd panics, market bubbles, and other unpredictable collective behaviors would not happen if people were smart about these things...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    INL'S TREAT REACTOR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES FIRST FUELED EXPERIMENT

    Today at 5:05 p.m., the Transient Reactor Test Facility at Idaho National Laboratory pulsed for a few seconds, subjecting a small capsule...

    Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    EU OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO HOW AMAZON USES DATA

    European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    NEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES ABUNDANT ENDANGERED FISH BELOW WATERFALL IN SAN JUAN RIVER

    Prolonged drought and increased water use in the southwest United States have led to shrinking reservoirs and the emergence of natural...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    FLORENCE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 37; TRUMP VISITS STRICKEN AREA

    The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    SUSTAINED LEVELS OF MODERATE WARMING COULD MELT THE EAST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET

    New research on marine sediment layers from Antarctica indicates that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated during extended warm periods...

    Earth Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Sep 19, 2018

    DIVERSE FORESTS ARE STRONGER AGAINST DROUGHT

    Diversity is strength, even among forests. In a paper published in Nature, researchers led by University of Utah biologist William...

    Environment