'Space warps' project needs your help
(Phys.org) —Astronomers are asking volunteers to help them search for "space warps." More commonly known as "gravitational lenses," these are rare systems with very massive galaxies or clusters of galaxies that bend light ...
US appeals panel speaks well of Google book plans
A federal appeals panel in Manhattan has expressed support for Google Inc.'s plan to create the world's largest digital library.
Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
HPC means business in Cray XC30-A supercomputer debut
Dietary flexibility may have helped some large predators survive after last ice age
During the late Pleistocene, a remarkably diverse assemblage of large-bodied mammals inhabited the "mammoth steppe," a cold and dry yet productive environment that extended from western Europe through northern Asia and across ...
Researchers fine-tune the sensitivity of nano-chemical sensor
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling the sensitivity of graphene chemical sensors.
Setting the standard for sustainable bioenergy crops
Bioenergy crops, such as Miscanthus and switchgrass, appear to be promising resources for renewable energy, but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts. Jody Endres, ...
Dutchman appears for 'biggest ever' cyberattack
A Dutchman arrested in Spain last month in connection with an unprecedented cyberattack that reportedly slowed down the Internet, has been extradited to the Netherlands where he appeared before a judge on ...
Rights group presses Twitter on 'hate speech'
A Nazi-hunting group urged Twitter and other social media Wednesday to step up efforts to remove online "hate speech," citing a surge in incitement to attacks like the recent Boston bombings.
Engineers using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security
Michael Vasilyev's goals in his research are simply stated: increase by tenfold the amount of information that can be securely transmitted via the Internet and the distance over which that data can be transmitted.
Study shows that people organize daily travel efficiently
(Phys.org) —Studies of human mobility usually focus on either the small scale—determining the origins, destinations and travel modes of individuals' daily commutes—or the very large scale, such as using ...
Researchers use graphene quantum dots to detect humidity and pressure
The latest research from a Kansas State University chemical engineer may help improve humidity and pressure sensors, particularly those used in outer space.
Electrolysis method described for making 'green' iron
Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant, red-hot cauldrons in which steel is made—fed by vast amounts of carbon, and belching flame and smoke—would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking is one of the world's leading ...
Cannibal tadpoles key to understanding digestive evolution
A carnivorous, cannibalistic tadpole may play a role in understanding the evolution and development of digestive organs, according to research from North Carolina State University. These findings may also ...