A comprehensive study of ice
A group composed of 17 scientists from 11 different countries has published the most comprehensive study ever done on ice in the world. The study addresses the most important contemporary issues in a field ...
Soil moisture climate data record observed from space
Soil moisture influences our climate. For the first time, long-term data for the whole world is now presented by ESA, the Vienna University of Technology and the Free University of Amsterdam.
European researchers crack embryonic stem cells mystery
European researchers discover that embryonic stem cell properties are impacted by the laboratory conditions used to grow them.
ESA tests self-steering rover in 'Mars' desert
(Phys.org) -- ESA assembled a top engineering team then challenged them to devise a way for rovers to navigate on alien planets. Six months later, a fully autonomous vehicle was charting its own course through ...
Oxygen 'sensor' may shut down DNA transcription
(Phys.org) -- A key component found in an ancient anaerobic microorganism may serve as a sensor to detect potentially fatal oxygen, a University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have found. This helps ...
A European Britain or a British Europe?
Britain does not need to become more European, but Europe should become more British, a leading academic told a debate in the Cambridge series at the Hay Festival last week.
Treating mastitis in dairy cattle with vitamin D
A natural remedy that delays and reduces the severity of mastitis infection in dairy cattle is being investigated by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Photos of rare Amur tiger give hope to NE China's tiger recovery efforts
Photos of a rare Amur tiger, caught on film for the first time in Wangqing Nature Reserve in northeast Chinas Changbai mountains, are giving hope to tiger recovery efforts in the region.
Put a seismometer in your living room
Back in the 1960s, Charlie Richter (PhD '28) installed a seismometer in his living room. It was bigger than his TV set, and it didn't go with the sofa, but it saved him a lot of late-night drives into the ...
Nissan and Nichicon team up to use Leaf battery to power home
Prions can improve the health of fungal populations
(Phys.org) -- Prions, infectious agents composed of proteins with a specific misfolded and transmissible 3D structure that cuases diseases like BSE, can be present in fungal populations on a large scale, preventing the spread ...
NASA selects low cost, high science Earth Venture space system
NASA has selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan from among 19 submitted to the agency's Announcement of Opportunity for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system. The proposed mission ...
Thawing permafrost increases fertility in subarctic peatlands
(Phys.org) -- A group of ecologists from Umea University's Climate Impact Research Centre (CIRC) and VU University Amsterdam have shown that thawing permafrost increases fertility in subarctic peatlands in northern Sweden. ...
Poorest countries may adapt better to climate change
(Phys.org) -- The poorest societies may be more able to adapt to the threat that climate change poses to food supplies than their slightly richer peers.