ALMA discovers large 'hot' cocoon around a small baby star
International research team, led by researcher at the University of Electro-Communication observed an infrared dark cloud G34.43+00.24 MM3 with ALMA and discovered a baby star surrounded by a large hot cloud. ...
Tom22, the bouncer of the mitochondrion
Mitochondria burn sugar and supply the cell with energy. They were long thought to be structures that are relatively independent of the cell. However, Carolin Gerbeth, a PhD student from the trinational research ...
Arctic sea ice avoids last year's record low
This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the sixth lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979. All of the seven lowest extents have occurred in the last seven years, since ...
Bringing sustainable electricity to rural African communities
The University of Southampton is leading an international project to provide sustainable electricity supplies to rural communities in Africa.
Field study suggests sponges creating food for coral reef organisms
Asian rhino conference hailed as major step forward
Environmentalists on Friday hailed measures including tough anti-poaching initiatives to help boost the dwindling population of Asian rhinos agreed at an international conference in Indonesia.
How fluid dynamics and transport shaped the structure of our lungs in the course of evolution
Two French physicists, Bernard Sapoval and Marcel Filoche from École Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, suggest in a study published in European Physical Journal E how evolution has shaped our lungs through successive optimi ...
New kind of microscope uses neutrons
Researchers at MIT, working with partners at NASA, have developed a new concept for a microscope that would use neutrons—subatomic particles with no electrical charge—instead of beams of light or electrons ...
Russian cosmonaut wins wages case vs space agency (Update)
A Moscow regional court on Friday upheld a lawsuit filed by a prominent cosmonaut against the Russian space training center complaining about wages.
Bulk phone data reveals 'startling insights,' Princeton professor tells US Senate
Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the National Security Agency, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Princeton University ...
Scientists discover noise pollution effects on shellfish
(Phys.org) —Man-made noise in the oceans may have significant damaging effects on shellfish populations, according to a new international study published today.
Earth from space: Ice in motion
Clouds blur our view of the snow below in parts of this image acquired over the southern tip of Greenland by the Landsat-8 satellite on 30 May.
Improving the performance of titanium implants by bioactive composite coatings
Researchers in Japan and China tested a novel urease fabrication process for coating titanium implants with bioactive CaP/gelatin composites. Published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, the re ...
The Himalayas' amazing biodiversity
Kamal Bawa's journey to understand and protect the biodiversity of the towering Himalayas began half a century ago, when he was young and traveling into the fabled mountain range's eastern foothills.