Novel way plants pass traits to next generation found: Inheritance behavior in corn breaks accepted rules of genetics
New research explains how certain traits can pass down from one generation to the next – at least in plants – without following the accepted rules of genetics.
Tiny piece of RNA keeps 'clock' running in earliest stages of life
New research shows that a tiny piece of RNA has an essential role in ensuring that embryonic tissue segments form properly.
Motion control keeps electric car's four wheels—and four motors—on the road
It weighs half as much as a sports car, and turns on a dime—so its no surprise that the electric car being developed at Ohio State University needs an exceptional traction and motion control system to keep it on the road.
Scientists unlock mystery of how the 22nd amino acid is produced
The most recently discovered amino acid, pyrrolysine, is produced by a series of just three chemical reactions with a single precursor the amino acid lysine, according to new research.
Credit card debt: Younger people borrow more heavily and repay more slowly, study finds
(Phys.org)—Younger Americans not only take on relatively more credit card debt than their elders, but they are also paying it off at a slower rate, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
Study shows how mosquitoes handle the heat of a hot blood meal
Mosquitoes make proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature that's prompted by their hot blood meals, a new study has found.
Researchers advance toward hybrid spintronic computer chips
Researchers here have created the first electronic circuit to merge traditional inorganic semiconductors with organic "spintronics" devices that utilize the spin of electrons to read, write and manipulate data.
Study shows how one insect got its wings
(Phys.org) —Scientists have delved deeper into the evolutionary history of the fruit fly than ever before to reveal the genetic activity that led to the development of wings – a key to the insect's ability to survive.
Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance, research shows
(Phys.org)—Forget "slow and steady wins the race." A new study shows that, at least sometimes, the best way to conserve energy and reach your destination on time is to alternate between walking and running—whether your ...
Twinkle, twinkle, quantum dot -- new particles can change colors and tag molecules
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a new kind of nano-particle that shines in different colors to tag molecules in biomedical tests.