Wrapped up in Ribbon
An amazing portable combination heating and cooling device, designed by Monash University Industrial Design student Enzo Kocak, has claimed second place in this years international Electrolux Design ...
Living out Einstein's dreams - French researchers make quantum breakthrough
A team of EU-funded researchers has, for the first time, successfully carried out a constant stabilisation experiment of a quantum state - something Albert Einstein himself once dreamt of.
Supplement aids milk production
(PhysOrg.com) -- Massey University research has led to the development of a calf supplement that can increase milk yield in dairy cows by up to 12 per cent.
Keeping tabs on Skynet
(PhysOrg.com) -- In line with the predictions of science fiction, computers are getting smarter. Now, scientists are on the way to devising a test to ascertain how close Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming ...
Radioactive decay a random process right? Well, according to some maybe not. For several years now a team of physicists from Purdue and Stanford have reviewed isotope decay data across a range ...
Scientists take first step towards creating 'inorganic life'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Glasgow say they have taken their first tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals potentially defining the new area of 'inorganic biology'.
Taking a closer look at cancer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a unique combination of biology and physics techniques, Swinburne University of Technology researchers are improving our understanding of cancer on a microscopic scale.
Hong Kong scientists make great strides in lunar mapping
Surveying experts of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have successfully developed methodologies for precise mapping of the Moon, after intensive analysis of the data captured by the Chinese lunar orbiter ChangE-1 ...
Can scientists look at next year's climate?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among ...
Deep space capsule comes alive with first weld
(PhysOrg.com) -- Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991, and marked a significant milestone in carrying ...
Rehabilitating cats one pat at a time
Traumatised cats are getting another shot at rehabilitation thanks to a novel research method being explored at The University of Queensland.
How trees withstand a storm
As Hurricane Katia slowly approaches the East Coast, many people are still cleaning up from Hurricane Irene, whose high winds last week caused trees to fall, leaving millions without power.
Forest logging increases risk of mega fires
Logging in Victorias mountain ash forests is increasing the risk of catastrophic wildfires, according to an expert from The Australian National University.
Happy Feet the penguin missing in Southern Ocean
Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird.