Nanoparticles Unlock the Future of Superalloy Metals
Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made.
Researchers clarify protein's role in multiple sclerosis
A protein found primarily in the lens of the eye could be the critical "tipping point" in the spiral of inflammation and damage that occurs in multiple sclerosis, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine ...
Double explosion heralds the death of a very massive star
A unique discovery of two celestial explosions at exactly the same position in the sky has led astronomers to suggest they have witnessed the death of one of the most massive stars that can exist.
Researchers to study the status of black bears in Missouri
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are studying the status of black bears in Missouri. Black bears were abundant in the state during the 18th and 19th centuries, but have been considered almost extinct in ...
Human activities increasing carbon sequestration in forests
Human-caused nitrogen deposition has been indirectly “fertilizing” forests, increasing their growth and sequestering major amounts of carbon, a new study in the journal Nature suggests.
Free from the Atmosphere
An artificial, laser-fed star now shines regularly over the sky of Paranal, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope, one of the world's most advanced large ground-based telescopes. This system provides assistance ...
To keep fit in space, train like an athlete
If one part of your car isn't properly maintained, it can affect how the entire vehicle runs – especially if you're taking a long trip. The same can be said for the human body. That’s why, when it comes ...
New study examines human impact on chimpanzees' cognitive abilities
Human interaction and stimulation enhance chimpanzees’ cognitive abilities, according to new research from the Chimpanzee Cognition Center at The Ohio State University. The study is the first to demonstrate that raising ...
College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA
A common practice among many college students involves "pulling all-nighters", or a single night of total sleep deprivation, a practice associated with lower grade-point averages compared to those who make time for sleep, ...
Sleep restriction reduces heart rate variability
Chronic sleep restriction has a negative effect on a person's cardiac activity, which may elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday at SLEEP ...
Evacuation software finds best way to route millions of vehicles
Yi-Chang Chiu wants to move people efficiently — lots of people, millions of people — in response to a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering
A Virginia Tech plant pathologist has developed autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to detect airborne pathogens above agricultural fields.
Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover
The next time you venture into your garden armed with plants, consider who you place next to whom. It turns out that the docile garden plant isn’t as passive as widely assumed, at least not with strangers. Researchers at ...
Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first three-dimensional optical images of human breast cancer in patients based on tissue fluorescence.