High-fidelity photon-to-atom quantum state transfer could form backbone of quantum networks
Tooth loss in birds occurred about 116 million years ago
The absence of teeth or "edentulism" has evolved on multiple occasions within vertebrates including birds, turtles, and a few groups of mammals such as anteaters, baleen whales and pangolins. Where early birds are concerned, ...
Saturn's moons: What a difference a decade makes
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a family ...
Stacking two-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices
A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless ...
Kickstarter Project Hemingwrite offers writers a respite from Internet noise
New studies power legacy of UW-Madison research, 60 years later
Frederick Crane was a researcher under David E. Green in the mid-1950s, during the early days of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Enzyme Institute, when he made his defining discovery.
Mapping crocodilian genomes
A Texas Tech University biologist led a team of more than 50 scientists who mapped the genomes of three crocodilians.
Security firm shows vulnerability of smartwatches to hacker attacks
BitTorrent embarks on web browser Project Maelstrom
Desolenator has tech for water independence, looks to 2015 (w/ Video)
Underwater excavation reveals lost Levantine village
A 7,500-year-old underwater water well that has been partially excavated from a site on Israel's Mediterranean coast near Haifa will give important insights into the Neolithic society that once lived there.
Two robots, one challenge, endless possibility
To the theme song of "2001: A Space Odyssey," a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at ...
Scientists map the human loop-ome, revealing a new form of genetic regulation
The ancient Japanese art of origami is based on the idea that nearly any design - a crane, an insect, a samurai warrior - can be made by taking the same blank sheet of paper and folding it in different ways.
Cells can use dynamic patterns to pluck signals from noise
Scientists have discovered a general principle for how cells could accurately transmit chemical signals despite high levels of noise in the system, they report in Science this week.