Three centaurs follow Uranus through the solar system
Astrophysicists from the Complutense University of Madrid have confirmed that Crantor, a large asteroid with a diameter of 70 km has an orbit similar to that of Uranus and takes the same amount of time to ...
Scientists make first direct images of topological insulator's edge currents
(Phys.org) —Researchers at a SLAC/Stanford institute have made the first direct images of electrical currents flowing along the edges of a topological insulator – a recently discovered state of matter ...
Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells
(Phys.org) —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits ...
Surprising turns in magnetic thin films could lead to better data storage
A magnetic phenomenon newly discovered by MIT researchers could lead to much faster, denser and more energy-efficient chips for memory and computation.
RHIC's perfect liquid a study in perfection
(Phys.org) —When heavy ions (the nuclei of heavy atoms such as gold and lead) collide at high energies at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Europe's Large Hadron Coll ...
Lonely bees make better guests
Solitary bees are twice as likely to pollinate the flowers they visit as their more sociable counterparts, according to a new study.
Researchers provide first-ever academic study of journalists' and private citizens' use of drones
(Phys.org) —Newly published research from a University of Texas at Arlington communication team offers a groundbreaking perspective on the controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles in journalism and ...
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates
(Phys.org) —Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites, one of the world's ...
Hybrid material as gold-leaf substitute
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers headed by Professor Raffaele Mezzenga has created a hybrid material out of gold and milk proteins that looks like a wafer-thin gold leaf. Thanks to its properties, it could ...
Study reveals strategy behind spiders' web etiquette
(Phys.org) —A species of spider that, unusually, lives in a colony but hunts alone at night is the subject of a new study by an international team of scientists including University of Sussex biologists.
A feline fungus joins the new species list
(Phys.org) —A new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats has been discovered by a University of Sydney researcher.
Mozilla lab wants scientists to step out of analog age
New method to distinguish between neighboring quantum bits may bring us closer to large-scale quantum computers
Researchers at the University of New South Wales have proposed a new way to distinguish between quantum bits that are placed only a few nanometres apart in a silicon chip, taking them a step closer to the ...
Australian team maps Moon's hidden craters
Australian scientists Tuesday said they had identified a possible 280 additional craters on the Moon, a finding they said could shed light on the history of the Earth's natural satellite.