From cellulose to textile fiber and a ready product
Aalto University has developed a new process with global significance for working cellulose into a textile fiber.
ChargerSat-1 boosted into space by Minotaur rocket Tuesday night
Members of the Space Hardware Club (SHC) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) were still attempting Wednesday to contact ChargerSat-1, the university's first student-built cubesat to be rocketed ...
UAH research into April 2011 tornadoes uncovers insights
Research into the violent storms that spawned killer tornadoes across Alabama and the southeastern U.S. in April 2011 continues to uncover insights into what might have caused so many powerful tornadoes, plus information ...
Science shows why Doctor Who is so special
As Doctor Who's 50th anniversary looms, time travel is everywhere – on the screen, at least. Famously, the Doctor can whizz through the years using a "dimensionally transcendental" machine, the TARDIS, ...
Research will shed light upon the family tree of deep-sea fishes
The deep sea could be the largest habitat for life on Earth yet to be methodically explored. Due to chilly temperatures, extreme depth and an eerie darkness below about 650 feet, it can be technologically ...
A better motor for the Mars Rover
In the world of robotics, identifying actuators that are strong and compact is probably one of the most important open technological problems yet to be resolved. More often than not, the mechanical elements ...
Scientists discover a hidden giant
(Phys.org) —University of Queensland researchers have discovered a vivid new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and at Ningaloo in Western Australia.
Locust research shows how the company you keep shapes what you learn
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists has shown how the environment shapes learning and memory by training locusts like Pavlov's dog to associate different smells with reward or punishment.
New research reveals unique monogamous behaviour in sparrows
Geography might reveal the answer to why some species vary in promiscuity, according to new research by Queen's Professor Fran Bonier (Biology). She discovered sparrows are more promiscuous at higher latitudes and are less ...
Deep divisions as climate talks enter final stretch
UN climate talks enter their penultimate day in Warsaw on Thursday with divisions deeply entrenched between rich and poor nations on who must do what to curb planet warming.
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: Where to now?
There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as a nimble robot briskly weaves itself in and out of the confined tunnels of an underground mine.
New solar instrument reaches orbit
An instrument that measures the sun's energy output is in orbit after it was launched last night on the U.S. Air Force's Space Test Program Satellite-3. The satellite was aboard a Minotaur I rocket that launched ...
Founder of Taiwan's Acer returns as chairman
Taiwan's struggling personal computer maker Acer announced Thursday that it has named its founder Stan Shih as the new chairman and interim corporate president.
Human expansion is leaving the osprey of the Canaries cornered
A team of scientists from the GOHNIC Association in the Canary Islands has concluded in a study that human expansion could be one of the main causes of the precarious situation of ospreys in the archipelago, ...