Tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'
Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help ...
Google to test cars without a driver
Google plans to begin testing its new prototype of a self-driving car - which, unlike earlier models, doesn't require a back-up driver - at NASA's Ames Research Center, just a few miles from the tech company's ...
Pairing social networks with social motives to close the science gap
Scientists make discoveries everyday, but that doesn't mean the findings are put into common practice.
New camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish
We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera developed by an engineer at Washington University in ...
Dell unveils new ultra-thin tablet
Dell Inc. this week unveiled what some are calling the thinnest tablet on the market.
Making quantum dots glow brighter
Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow ...
The future face of molecular electronics
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, ...
Cornell theorists continue the search for supersymmetry
(Phys.org) —It was a breakthrough with profound implications for the world as we know it: the Higgs boson, the elementary particle that gives all other particles their mass, discovered at the Large Hadron ...
Astronomers release most detailed catalogue ever made of the visible Milky Way
A new catalogue of the visible part of the northern part of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, includes no fewer than 219 million stars. Geert Barentsen of the University of Hertfordshire led a team who assembled ...
Scientists create therapy-grade stem cells using new cocktail to reprogram adult cells
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new cocktail that is highly effective at coaxing adult cells to become quality pluripotent stem cells.
Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years—but until now, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.
Researchers find evidence of earliest instance of parental care in scavenger beetle
Now you can turn your inkjet printer into a chemistry lab and use it to diagnose diabetes
If you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realise what an astonishing feat of precision engineering your colour printer is. It can take the primary colours – cyan, yellow, magenta and black ...
Scientists given rare glimpse of 350-kilo colossal squid
Scientists said Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.