Professor works to develop power sources for flexible, stretchable electronics
(Phys.org)—Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are rigid. But what if they could be made ...
Getting your attention: Study finds small changes in ads make them more memorable
(Phys.org)—Look at the two photos above—how many differences do you see? If you answered just one, you are correct. One is all marketers need to make you more likely to buy, according to new research by University of ...
Novel camera system records ice, identifies walrus habitats (w/ Video)
Walrus use sea ice as a reproductive, migration and resting habitat. However, as sea ice melts and recedes, this marine mammal increasingly is threatened.
Horticultural hijacking: Researchers reveal the 'dark side' of beneficial soil bacteria
(Phys.org)—It's a battleground down there—in the soil where plants and bacteria dwell.
Greenland glacier loses ice island twice the size of Manhattan
(Phys.org) -- An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenlands Petermann Glacier, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the Canadian Ice Service. The Petermann Glacier is ...
Graphene and DNA: 'Wonder material' may hold key to fast, inexpensive genetic sequencing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Look at the tip of that old pencil in your desk drawer, and what you'll see are layers of graphite that are thousands of atoms thick. Use the pencil to draw a line on a piece of paper, and the mark you'll ...
Researchers study how nanoparticles 'self-assemble' into specific structures
(Phys.org)—Imagine a computer chip that can assemble itself. According to Eric M. Furst, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, engineers and scientists are closer to making this ...
Researchers show how probiotics boost plant immunity
(Phys.org)—With the help of beneficial bacteria, plants can slam the door when disease pathogens come knocking, University of Delaware researchers have discovered.
Whale of a difference: Researchers double depth at which technology can identify whale prey
Shipboard echosounders can help scientists find and identify life in the ocean, from schools of fish to diving seabirds and even flurries of tiny krill.
Warning system to protect astronauts from solar storms
Massive explosions on the sun unleash radiation that could kill astronauts in space.