Cellular secrets of plant fatty acid production understood; discovery could boost bioeconomy
(Phys.org) -- Research groups from Iowa State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered the function of three plant proteins, a discovery that could help plant scientists boost ...
Power to the professors: A bold, new way to fund research begins at U-Michigan
A first-of-its-kind, real-time research funding initiative at the University of Michigan puts $15 million into the hands of professors to jumpstart new projects they believe in.
Construction of new rock spawning reefs will help Great Lakes native fish
(Phys.org) -- The first of nine rock reefs is under construction in the St. Clair River delta northeast of Detroit. The goal of the project, which is led by Michigan Sea Grant, is to boost populations of lake ...
A physicist and an inventor
As a boy growing up in Croatia, Marin Soljacic wanted to be an inventor. But he wasnt interested only in designing new products; he wanted to discover physical phenomena that would enable completely ...
The great exoplanet debate
The Great Exoplanet Debate, hosted by Astrobiology Magazine during the recent 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, is now available for viewing online.
You can't play nano-billiards on a bumpy table
(Phys.org) -- Theres nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the billiard ...
Chinese group breaks distance record for teleporting qubits
Bee research breakthrough might lead to artificial vision
(Phys.org) -- An international research breakthrough with bees means machines might soon be able to see almost as well as humans.
New diagnostic tool for climate change research enables better understanding of global patterns
(Phys.org) -- Scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool that will enable better understanding of global climate patterns.
Researchers look for novel methods to defeat botnets
Dr. Narasimha Reddy, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor I in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, had his research featured in ACM magazine, Communications of the ACM.
Web tool helps determine best energy storage options
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Energy have released a new tool to help utilities, developers and regulators identify the energy storage options that best meet their needs.
Social security: Fixing the glaring gap for women
(Phys.org) -- After a lifetime of lower wages and time out of the labor market for caregiving, women typically receive less from Social Security than men, with millions of widows and women of color falling into poverty in ...
Whirr, click, hum: Robots go at it in 2.007 finale
MITs Johnson Athletic Center took on the aura of an old-fashioned county fair on Thursday night, complete with popcorn, balloons, jugglers, cotton candy and pitchmen wearing brightly colored jackets and bowties. But ...
Economists list cheapest ways to save the world
Leading economists have ranked how to best and most cost-effectively invest to solve many of the world's seemingly insurmountable problems, a Danish think-tank said Monday, calling for a shift in global priorities.