Psych stress can worsen skin disorders
U.S. scientists have found inhibiting glucocorticoid, a type of steroid, can prevent skin abnormalities induced by psychological stress.
Subtle cues can influence stereotypes
Seemingly innocent questions, subliminal messaging and placement of common items could cue stereotypes, two studies by U.S. and Canadian researchers said.
El Nino could last beyond spring
A University of Colorado weather expert has warned the El Nino weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean could survive past the upcoming spring.
LSU professor discovers new species
Chris Austin, assistant curator of herpetology at LSU's Museum of Natural Science, or LSUMNS, and adjunct professor in biological sciences, recently discovered a new species of lizard while conducting field research in Borneo.
Glaciers Adding More To Global Sea Rise Than Ice Sheets, Study Says
Despite growing public alarm over the shrinking Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, it is small glaciers and ice caps that have been contributing the most to rising sea levels in recent years, according to ...
Volcanic Blast Likely Killed and Preserved Juvenile Fossil Plesiosaur Found in Antarctica
Amid 70-mile-an-hour winds and freezing Antarctic conditions, an American-Argentine research team has recovered the well-preserved fossil skeleton of a juvenile plesiosaur--a marine reptile that swam the waters ...
3-D X-Ray Images of Nanoparticles
Using a new x-ray microscope that can look at nanomaterials in three dimensions, an international research team has produced the first detailed atomic structure of a core-shell nanoparticle.
IMEC demonstrates viability of laser anneal for the 32nm node
At today’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IMEC reports that laser anneal is a promising option for further transistor scaling to the 32nm node. By device demonstration, IMEC shows that laser anneal allows ...
New Technique Studies How Plastic Solar Cells Turn Sunlight into Electricity
A new analytical technique that uses infrared spectroscopy to study light-sensitive organic materials could lead to the development of cheaper, more efficient solar cells. Using infrared (IR) spectroscopy to ...
Abrupt ice retreat could produce ice-free arctic summers by 2040
The recent retreat of Arctic sea ice is likely to accelerate so rapidly that the Arctic Ocean could become nearly devoid of ice during summertime as early as 2040, according to new research published in the ...
'Encyclopedia of Stars' aimed at anyone who enjoys astronomy
An astronomy expert looking for in-depth research about stars can consult the same new reference book that an undergraduate freshman with a limited knowledge of astronomy might use.
World's fastest transistor approaches goal of terahertz device
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have again broken their own speed record for the world’s fastest transistor. With a frequency of 845 gigahertz, their latest device is approximately ...
Researchers study role of natural organic matter in environment
The decomposition of plant, animal and microbial material in soil and water produces a variety of complex organic molecules, collectively called natural organic matter. These compounds play many important roles in the environment.
New Year's resolution No. 1: Prevent cancer, use olive oil.
If you want to avoid developing cancer, then you might want to add eating more olive oil to your list of New Year's resolutions. In a study to be published in the January 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists from five ...