Researchers Find Better Way To Manufacture Fast Computer Chips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Ohio State University are developing a technique for mass producing computer chips made from the same material found in pencils.
Scientist: Temperate freshwater wetlands are 'forgotten' carbon sinks
A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers.
Study: Learning Science Facts Doesn't Boost Science Reasoning
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of college freshmen in the United States and in China found that Chinese students know more science facts than their American counterparts -- but both groups are nearly identical when it comes to ...
Changing minds about climate change policy can be done—sometimes
Some open-minded people can be swayed to support government intervention on climate change – but only if they are presented with both the benefits and the costs, a new study suggests.
Physicists discover important step for making light crystals (w/Videos)
Ohio State University researchers have developed a new strategy to overcome one of the major obstacles to a grand challenge in physics.
Salmonella stays deadly with a 'beta' version of cell behavior
Salmonella cells have hijacked the protein-building process to maintain their ability to cause illness, new research suggests.
One factor that can help determine black men's college success
Beyond good test scores and high school grades, a new study finds one key factor that helps predict if a young black man will succeed at a predominantly white university.
Scared of a younger rival? Not for some male songbirds
When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn't get much respect.
Scientists find chemical that causes 'kidney' failure in mosquitoes
An Ohio State University researcher and his collaborators have discovered a chemical that causes "kidney" failure in mosquitoes, which may pave the way to the development of new insecticides to fight deadly mosquito-transmitted ...
Social events don't build unity for those who differ from the rest of the team
The workers who may have the most to gain from attending company social events may be the ones who actually get the least value from them, a new study suggests.