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.
DNA analysis of microbes in a fracking site yields surprises
(Phys.org)—Researchers have made a genetic analysis of the microbes living deep inside a deposit of Marcellus Shale at a hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," site, and uncovered some surprises.
Too much light at night may lead to obesity, study finds
Persistent exposure to light at night may lead to weight gain, even without changing physical activity or eating more food, according to new research in mice.
One 'villain' of the housing crisis played only a small role
One of the major factors blamed for the subprime mortgage crisis may have actually played only a minor role in the housing meltdown, new research reveals.
Marriage promotion has failed to stem poverty among single moms
As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has been a disappointing failure.
Astronomers pin down origins of 'mile markers' for expansion of universe
(Phys.org)—A study using a unique new instrument on the world's largest optical telescope has revealed the likely origins of especially bright supernovae that astronomers use as easy-to-spot "mile markers" to measure the ...
First super-massive black holes were born 'soon' after Big Bang (w/ Video)
Astronomers believe they have discovered the origin of our universe's first super-massive black holes, which formed some 13 billion years ago.