Archive: 07/7/2011

Chicks dig certain types of music

(PhysOrg.com) -- What accounts for the sounds we like to hear? Is it something about the properties of our auditory systems or brains? Or are such tastes learned? Two-month-old human infants show a preference for consonant, ...

Jul 07, 2011 3 / 5 (3) 13 | with audio podcast

A new way to build nanostructures

The making of three-dimensional nanostructured materials -- ones that have distinctive shapes and structures at scales of a few billionths of a meter -- has become a fertile area of research, producing materials ...

Jul 07, 2011 5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Double solar world record

(PhysOrg.com) -- A world record double by UNSW solar cell researchers promises to make solar power more affordable, with world-beating new technology delivering substantial efficiency gains at minimal extra ...

Jul 07, 2011 4.2 / 5 (15) 24 | with audio podcast