The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.
Knock, knock, knocking on the proton's weak charge
(Phys.org) —The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
James River eagle population continues its historic rise
Despite harsh weather conditions early in the breeding season, the bald eagle population along the James River continued to push forward in 2014.
From the smartphone to the Cloud and back again
Mike Panciera had already helped a blind man navigate the perilous fantasy worlds of video games. It made sense that the next step would be to design a mobile app to help the blind find their way through the interiors of ...
Study documents effects of mercury on songbird reproduction
(Phys.org) —Mercury takes a toll on the population of songbirds, even at sublethal doses. Research conducted on captive birds at William & Mary showed that reproductive success went down as the dosage of mercury increased. ...
Safer, more efficient, fusion-generated electricity is on the horizon
Fusion-fueled power generation has been the energy of the future for several decades.
Blue herons are nesting among the bald eagles, but why?
In February, the great blue herons of the Chesapeake Bay region will begin their nest building or repair chores and their mating rituals—perhaps in a tree they've been sharing with bald eagles.
Un-beaching the whale: A non-trivial task to unearth important evolutionary insights
Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of "whale angel" on the ocean bottom.
Small fish can play a big role in the 'biological pump'
(Phys.org)—A study in today's issue of Scientific Reports, a new online journal from the Nature Publishing Group, shows that small forage fish like anchovies can play an important role in the "biological pump," the process ...
Ph.D. students make advances in tethering & network security
The average American spends about seven hours a day looking at an electronic screen. With this much of a role in our daily lives, our electronic devices must be updated frequently with the newest technology to reflect usage ...
The importance of neutrino research to physics
Neutrinos are interesting to physicists for some of the same reasons that pottery shards are interesting to archaeologists. Just as archaeologists study broken clay pieces to construct a story about the society that produced ...