Otago researchers delve into enigmatic burial rituals
University of Otago researchers working in remote Cambodian mountains are shedding new light on the lost history of an unidentified people by studying their enigmatic burial rituals.
Portable diagnostics designed to be shaken, not stirred
As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid.
Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions
The drive to develop crops for use as biofuel, continues to raise questions about additional uses of forest land. A cutting edge computer model developed at North Carolina State University offers detailed insight to predict ...
Buddhists and Hindus are on the rise nationally, study finds
Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the United States since changes in immigration laws in 1965 and 1992, with particularly high concentrations in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and ...
Amadeus posts jump in net profit as global travel rises
Spain's Amadeus, the world's biggest processor of travel bookings, posted Wednesday a double-digit jump in its first quarter net profit on the back of a rise in global travel.
Exxon Valdez oil spill tanker banned from India
The Exxon Valdez tanker that was involved in a huge oil spill off Alaska in 1989 has been banned from entering India where it was due to be dismantled, state officials said Wednesday.
How to make a splash
(Phys.org) -- A team of physicists has used the high-energy x-rays of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to penetrate the everyday mystery of a splash, revealing previously hidden ...
DC3: Chemistry of thunderstorms
(Phys.org) -- NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country.
Simulated skiers reveal mountain traffic jams
Millions of skiers and snowboarders escape to the mountains every winter, but some everyday stresses -- like traffic jams -- are unavoidable even on the slopes. In plenty of time to prepare for next season, ...
New vacuum calibration system: Better, faster, and cheaper
In the vacuum business, less is moreexcept when it comes to accuracy. Industries that depend on high-quality, carefully monitored vacuum for sensitive processes such as microchip fabrication, as well ...
The success of Homo sapiens may be due to spatial abilities
While the disappearance of Neanderthals remains a mystery, paleoanthropologists have an increasing understanding of what allowed their younger cousins, Homo sapiens, to conquer the planet. According to Ariane ...
Warming affects ecosystems not just biodiversity
The four-degree rise in temperature predicted by the end of this century could change the way ecosystems work even if it doesn't affect biodiversity.
In log coffins, first glimpses of a mysterious Asian people
(Phys.org) -- Dendrochronologist Brendan Buckleys usual occupation is drilling straw-like cores from old trees and extracting information about past climates by studying their rings. To extend the ...
Image: Boeing tests parachute system for CST-100 spacecraft
The main parachutes deploy for Boeing's crew capsule during a parachute drop test on May 2, 2012. This is the second successful parachute drop test for its Crew Space Transportation (CST) spacecraft, part of Boe ...