Scientific Reports

Looking for the best strategy? Ask a chimp

If you're trying to outwit the competition, it might be better to have been born a chimpanzee, according to a study by researchers at Caltech, which found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Silly Putty material inspires better batteries

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Fear of the cuckoo mafia

If a restaurant owner fails to pay the protection money demanded of him, he can expect his premises to be trashed. Warnings like these are seldom required, however, as fear of the consequences is enough to ...

dateApr 17, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Unlocking secrets of new solar material

(Phys.org) —A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have ...

dateApr 16, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Detecting infection with a microchip

(Phys.org) —Alexander Star places a lapel pin on a table in his Eberly Hall office. Affixed to it is a microchip that he and his team have developed that may save joint implants before they're ruined by ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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