All about dust
(Phys.org)—The space between stars is not empty—it contains copious amounts of gas and dust. Astronomers estimate that about 5-10% of the total mass of our Milky Way galaxy is contained in the interstellar ...
Supported playgroups working well but need fine tuning
A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study has found that supported playgroups are providing valuable assistance to many families but some fine tuning could ensure attendees get the most out of the playgroup experience.
Friday's Blue Moon and lunar size-shifting explained
(Phys.org)—A lunar event that occurs once in a blue moon will happen this Friday night, August 31.
A super cluster of galaxies
(Phys.org)—Most galaxies lie in clusters, groupings of several to many thousands of galaxies. Our Milky Way galaxy itself is a member of the "Local Group," a band of about fifty galaxies whose other large ...
Forest management for a changing world
When it comes to devising a forest management strategy, recommendations for rotation lengths, thinning years and thinning intensities are usually made. However, a new EU-funded study from Finnish researchers ...
New book on Muslims in the West aims to shift race relations debate
A new book, looking at Muslims in the West and the challenges they face in achieving belonging hopes to encourage new thinking and a deeper understanding within Australia and elsewhere of the importance of positive intercultural ...
Discovery of new colossal magnetoresistance mechanism
A NIMS research group has discovered a new material, NaCr2O4, which displays a novel type of colossal magnetoresistance effect. The new material was developed by ultra-high pressure synthesis.
Researchers develop method to simplify production of proteins used in many types of drugs
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a method to simplify the pharmaceutical production of proteins used in drugs that treat a variety of diseases and health conditions, including ...
NASA's IceBridge seeking new view of changing sea ice
This year scientists working on NASA's Operation IceBridge, a multi-year airborne science mission to study changing ice conditions at both poles, debuted a new data product with the potential to improve Arctic ...
Sesame seed-sized antenna increases WIFI speed by 200 times
Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz. The antenna demonstrated a 30 times ...
TAM 113 a complement to other TAM wheat varieties
Is the new TAM 113 wheat variety a replacement for popular TAM 111 or TAM 112 varieties?
Equations take a bit of working out
The myth that mathematical theorems suddenly come together in the most elegant and smooth proofs will be busted at an upcoming lecture.
Indo-European languages originate in Anatolia
(Phys.org)—The Indo-European languages belong to one of the widest spread language families of the world. For the last two millenia, many of these languages have been written, and their history is relatively ...
Overcoming crocodile breeding hazards with AI
The world's first artificial insemination of crocodiles is one step closer thanks to a novel project between The University of Queensland (UQ) and a central Queensland farmer.