Multiple approaches necessary to tackle world's food problems
Researchers need to use all available resources in an integrated approach to put agriculture on a path to solve the world's food problems while reducing pollution, according to a Penn State biologist. Changes in national ...
How couples recover after an argument stems from their infant relationships
When studying relationships, psychological scientists have often focused on how couples fight. But how they recover from a fight is important, too. According to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of ...
US will no longer dominate science and research
A shift in the global research landscape will reposition the United States as a major partner, but not the dominant leader, in science and technology research in the coming decade, according to a Penn State researcher. However, ...
Chemist focuses on education for real-world sustainability challenges
Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science today.
EECoG may finally allow enduring control of a prosthetic or a paralyzed arm by thought alone
Daniel Moran has dedicated his career to developing the best brain-computer interface, or BCI, he possibly can. His motivation is simple but compelling. "My sophomore year in high school," Moran says, "a good friend and I ...
Physicists build bigger 'bottles' of antimatter to unlock nature's secrets
Once regarded as the stuff of science fiction, antimatterthe mirror image of the ordinary matter in our observable universeis now the focus of laboratory studies around the world.
US regulators examine Apple media platform: WSJ
US antitrust regulators have begun to examine Apple's online platform for subscriptions for newspapers and other content through its App Store, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Destructive cyber attack inevitable: NSA chief
The US National Security Agency (NSA) chief on Thursday urged top computer security specialists to harden the nation's critical infrastructure against inevitable destructive cyber attacks.
New Zealanders' 'rear view cam' an Internet hit
Footage of two New Zealand women using a hidden camera to catch men leering at their behinds has gone viral on the Internet, attracting more than a million hits in three days.
Segregation in charter schools, research shows
When the charter school system was first proposed and developed two decades ago, it was heralded, in part, as a promising means of achieving classroom diversity. However, the incidence of racial isolation in those schools ...
AMD announces a wireless video-streaming display system
Fair and accurate elections, statistically speaking
The political controversy surrounding the Electoral College -- the institution whereby we elect the president of the United States -- is as old as the republic. In spite of recent contentious elections that ...
Experimental evidence adds to the likelihood of the existence of supersolids, an exotic phase of matter
Supersolids and superfluids rank among the most exotic of quantum mechanical phenomena. Superfluids can flow without any viscosity, and experience no friction as they flow along the walls of a container, because ...
Hospitals serving disadvantaged patients can meet requirements for use of sophisticated technology
Penn researchers writing in the journal Health Affairs have found that a restrictive federal reimbursement policy did not reduce opportunities for disadvantaged Medicare populations to benefit from an innovative device tha ...