Subduction zones reveal sulphur cycle and mineral potential
Reasearch led by West Australian scientists into 'subduction' during tectonic plate collisions has provided new insights into the global sulphur cycle.
X-rays help map seed's salt tolerance
Researchers have used flame photometry and electron microscopy's full-spectrum X-ray mapping to reveal differences in salt uptake and distribution in the seeds of WA coastal plants.
Researchers find stem cells remember prior substrates
Researchers recovering metals and minerals from waste
Scarcity of clean water is one of the most serious global challenges. In its spearhead programme, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed energy-efficient methods for reuse of water in industrial processes and ...
New research into Post Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome
Research led by the Royal Veterinary College has generated valuable insights into a disease that strikes a large number of animals and costs farmers millions of pounds.
Improved ultrasound capabilities with nanoscale imaging agents made by microbes
Dr. Mikhail Shapiro was interested in developing nanoscale imaging agents for ultrasound to enable non-invasive imaging of a much broader range of biological and biomedical events in the body. Turning to nature for inspiration, ...
A flexible approach is needed for Australia's electronics industry
Australia's manufacturing industry could be given a welcome boost if it takes advantage of some of the latest research here and overseas to create ultra thin and flexible electronic devices.
Hubble revisits the Monkey Head Nebula for 24th birthday snap
(Phys.org) —To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a beautiful new image of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula. This colourful region is ...
Entangling the atoms in an optical lattice for quantum computation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has proposed a method for generating a large-scale entangled quantum state of ultracold atoms in an optical lattice with high fidelity and short operation time, which becomes ...
Scientists can't claim to be neutral about their discoveries
There is an enormous gap between the effects and consequences of science, and how much scientists consider these consequences. This is dangerous, but there is something we can do about it.
Educated immigrants having difficulties accessing high-skill occupations
Highly educated immigrants to Canada are facing more difficulties in accessing professional and management occupations than in the mid-1990s, say University of Toronto researchers.
Owls in trouble in a changing world
Tawny owls are threatened with long-term decline because environmental change is dampening the population cycles of their favoured prey, a new study has shown. If the situation continues, the owls will slowly ...
Researchers develop fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial-inspired unit cell
Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiti Malaysia Perlis are the first to have developed a fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial inspired unit cell that is also used in ...
Test one's blood with the screen of a cellphone
(Phys.org) —Using the properties of a smartphone screen to perform blood tests: the device developed by Qloudlab allows at-home analysis in less than a minute. The expanded diagnostics will be used to help ...