New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health and the environment
Looking forward in science often requires looking back, evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes. A classic case is Moore's Law, which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every ...
Scientists discover new molecule from local herb with potential for drug development
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have discovered a new molecule which can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein.
New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations
Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's ...
Tick protein does the trick to fight infection
A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans, according to a Yale University study.
Kickstarter suspends privacy router campaign
Blind cave fish may provide insight on eye disease and other human health issues
Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of many human ...
New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment
Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.
Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals
DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. Researchers have been working ...
Scientists see how plants optimize their repair
Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found the optimal mechanism by which plants heal the botanical equivalent of a bad sunburn. Their work, published in the Proceedings of the Na ...
An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music
Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music.
Major step forward in understanding of viruses as scientists unlock exact structure of Hep A virus
Scientists have announced that for the first time, they have determined the precise atomic structure of the Hepatitis A virus. In an unprecedented step forward, a team of scientists from Beijing and Oxford have been able ...
User-friendly electronic 'EyeCane' enhances navigational abilities for the blind
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods ...
Mammalian bones provide clues to early human activity
Archaeologist Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA's Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.
Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly: Too hot and too cold is just right
Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their ...