Researchers successfully test new alternative to traditional semiconductors
Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first plastic computer memory device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data.
To cap or not to cap: Scientists find new RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma
Some RNA molecules spend time in a restful state akin to hibernation rather than automatically carrying out their established job of delivering protein-building instructions in cells, new research suggests.
Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University.
Violent video games not so bad when players cooperate
(Phys.org)—New research suggests that violent video games may not make players more aggressive – if they play cooperatively with other people. In two studies, researchers found that college students who teamed up to play ...
How do cells tell time? Scientists develop single-cell imaging to watch the cell clock
(Phys.org)—A new way to visualize single-cell activity in living zebrafish embryos has allowed scientists to clarify how cells line up in the right place at the right time to receive signals about the next phase of their ...
Genetically engineered algae for biofuel pose potential risks that should be studied: ecologist
(Phys.org) -- Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for ...
Urban coyotes never stray: New study finds 100 percent monogamy
(Phys.org)—Coyotes living in cities don't ever stray from their mates, and stay with each other till death do them part, according to a new study.
Researchers show how far South American cities moved in quake
The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as the Falkland Islands ...
Blocking an oncogene in liver cancer could be potential therapy option
Scientists have found that a synthetic molecule they designed can block activation of a gene in liver cancer cells, halting a process that allows some of those cancer cells to survive chemotherapy.
2010 spike in Greenland ice loss lifted bedrock, GPS reveals
(PhysOrg.com) -- An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons and large portions of the island's bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response.