New self-assembly method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons
First characterized in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material with extraordinary properties. The thickness of just one carbon atom, and hundreds of times faster at conducting heat and charge than silicon, ...
Simulation explains why Asian glaciers are not melting
Researcher devises a new way to mimic Hawking radiation in a lab
To save the birds, look to the fish
Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to ...
A new approach to biodiversity resurrects old questions
A new look at one of ecology's unsolved puzzles—why biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions—brought some unexpected revelations.
Physicists set new records for silicon quantum computing
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.
Two Americans, one German win Chemistry Nobel for giving microscope sharper vision
Surface properties command attention
Whether working on preventing corrosion for undersea oil fields and nuclear power plants, or for producing electricity from fuel cells or oxygen from electrolyzers for travel to Mars, associate professor ...
First evidence of a hydrogen-deficient supernova progenitor
A group of researchers led by Melina Bersten of Kavli IPMU recently presented a model that provides the first characterization of the progenitor for a hydrogen-deficient supernova. Their model predicts that ...
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Genetic engineering may undercut human diseases, but also could help restore extinct species, researcher says
Mammoth DNA in recovered cells frozen for thousands of years is likely too fragmented to clone an animal, according to Harvard geneticist George Church. So he's working instead to engineer one genetically ...
Is sending shoppers ads by Bluetooth just a bit creepy?
Using Bluetooth wireless networking to send information to nearby smartphones, beacon technology could transform how retailers engage with their customers. But customers will notice how their information is ...
All in a flap: Seychelles fears foreign bird invader
It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot.
Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames.