Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. According to the press release, it is a journal conceptually similar to PLoS ONE.
Researchers cross a critical threshold in optical communications
Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the "world's first fully functioning single crystal ...
Water heals a bioplastic
A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring teeth, which may someday extend the life of medical implants, fiber-optic cables and other hard to repair in place objects, according ...
Self-sweeping laser could dramatically shrink 3-D mapping systems
A new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3D biomedical imaging.
Butterflies heat up the field of solar research
The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.
Traveling without moving: Quantum communication scheme transfers quantum states without transmitting physical particles
Researchers observe bacteria behaving badly
A University of Alberta research team has made an important discovery about how medical devices like heart stents and catheters can become clogged by bacteria.
Researchers developing next generation of high power lasers
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are developing groundbreaking plasma based light amplifiers that could replace traditional high power laser amplifiers.
Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own
As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ from that found on Earth. ...
Visualising nanoscale changes in the electronic properties of graphene
NPL's Quantum Detection Group has recently published a study in Scientific Reports that casts a new light on the electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene (QFSG), a material that may find applications in high ...
Tool use is 'innate' in chimpanzees but not bonobos, their closest evolutionary relative
Chimpanzees and bonobos are the two closest living relatives of the human species - the ultimate tool-using ape. Yet, despite being so closely related on the evolutionary tree, wild chimpanzees and bonobos differ hugely in ...