Origin of large polarization in multiferroic YMnO3 thin films
Multiferroic materials have attracted much interest because of their ability to control magnetism through the application of a voltage. This ability can be utilized to reduce the power required by electronic ...
Bacteria disarmer activates fiber formation in Parkinson's protein
(PhysOrg.com) -- The same substance that hampers the infection capability of bacteria can hasten the fiber formation of the protein that is involved in the development of Parkinsons disease. The study shows how important ...
New system allows robots to continuously map their environment
Robots could one day navigate through constantly changing surroundings with virtually no input from humans, thanks to a system that allows them to build and continuously update a three-dimensional map of their ...
Revealed in accurate detail, the underground world of plants
Plant and computer scientists can now study the underground world of plants with more accuracy and clarity. The revolutionary technique will improve our chances of breeding better crop varieties and increasing ...
EU court: Web sites need not check for IP breaches
A European Union court ruled Thursday that social networking sites cannot be compelled to install general filters to prevent the illegal trading of music and other copyrighted material.
Color is key in controlling flies, researchers find
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house fly is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest.
Soybean can grow in New York, thanks to climate change
(PhysOrg.com) -- Warmer weather across northern New York could present an opportunity for farmers: soybeans.
NASA to deliver commercial research equipment to station
NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular ...
NASA completes publication of Boris Chertok's rockets and people memoir series
NASA's History Program Office has released the fourth volume of the English translation of Russian space pioneer Boris Chertok's highly acclaimed memoirs, Rockets and People: The Moon Race.
Researchers publish a detailed review of electrical contacts in one and two dimensional nanomaterials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Sandia National Laboratories have published a detailed review of recent experimental and theoretical work highlighting the unusual ...
Taiwan's Acer swings to profits in fourth quarter
Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer said Thursday it swung back into the black in the three months to December after suffering losses in the previous two consecutive quarters.
CBS 4Q earnings top views, but sales fall short
(AP) -- Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. said Wednesday that its earnings rose 31 percent in the final quarter of 2011, thanks to licensing shows to online video companies such as Netflix as well as cost-cutting that helped ...
New malaria method could boost drug production
German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds ...
Unexplained dolphin strandings continue in Mass.
(AP) -- There's no good spot on Cape Cod for dolphins to continue this winter's massive and unexplained beachings, but a group of 11 has chosen one of the worst.