The origin of the very first species and the start of Darwinian evolution
During the earliest evolution on earth, life probably resembled one big genetic jumble. At some time, presumably around 3.8 to 3.5 billion years before today, the very first biological species appeared – the ancestor of ...
A seemingly obvious way to make the electricity market better may actually make it worse
Thought experiment proposed to reconcile psychological versus thermodynamic arrows of time
Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion
(Phys.org) —A once-promising approach for using next-generation, ultra-intense lasers to help deliver commercially viable fusion energy has been brought into serious question by new experimental results and first-of-a-kind ...
Locusts interact with several neighbours to swarm together
Swarming locusts interact with at least two of their neighbours when aligning themselves in order to march in the same direction, says new research led by our mathematicians.
Researchers further explain unique high altitude snow formations
New model sheds light on 'flocking' behaviour
Understanding how turbulence can alter the shape and course of a flock of birds, a swarm of insects or even an algal bloom could help us to better predict their impact on the environment.
Multifractals suggest the existence of an unknown physical mechanism on the Sun
The famous sunspots on the surface of the sun result from the dynamics of strong magnetic fields, and their numbers are an important indicator of the state of activity on the sun. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the ...
3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes
Pick up a handful of sand, and it flows through your fingers like a liquid. But when you walk on the beach, the sand supports your weight like a solid. What happens to the forces between the jumbled sand grains when you step ...