Cosmic CSI team: Whole Earth Telescope focuses on burned-out stars
(Phys.org) —Like a CSI unit, a team of astronomers at observatories worldwide has been digging around in the innards of dead stars, collecting evidence on how they died. One of the dead stars actually ate part of its neighbor; ...
World's observatories watching 'cool' star
The Whole Earth Telescope (WET), a worldwide network of observatories coordinated by the University of Delaware, is synchronizing its lenses to provide round-the-clock coverage of a cooling star. As the star dims in the twilight ...
Post-doctoral researcher makes strides in fuel cell technology
Liang Wang, a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Delaware's Center for Fuel Cell Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is developing new materials and structures that can improve the quality of ...
Reducing arsenic in food chain: Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice
Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to as UD1023 because it was first characterized at the ...
Statistical analysis debunks the old adage 'Pitching is 75 percent of the game'
Baseball legend Connie Mack famously said pitching is 75 percent of the game. He was wrong -- a new analysis by a University of Delaware professor finds it's just 25 percent.
Targeting treatment: Research aims to improve personal care, medicinal products
(Phys.org)—For those who have wondered why shampoo moisturizes hair rather than drying it out, or how antidandruff shampoo works, it is due to a process known as coacervation.
Emissions from shipping making ocean more acidic, researchers report
Shipping pollution along major trade lanes can rival carbon emissions in contributing to the increased acidity of the ocean, according to a new study by an international team, including researchers from the University of ...
Research team sheds light on potential drug for hemophilia
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Temple University and the University of Delaware have published a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that sheds new light on the clotting effects of a drug that is being tested as a ...
New artificial bait could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel, whelk
A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay has been introduced.
Physicists calculate how to make atomic clocks super-accurate
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to atomic clocks, every second counts. In fact, according to Marianna Safronova, every quintillionth of a second counts.