Study connects penguin chick weights to local weather conditions
Adélie penguins are an indigenous species of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth. Since 1950, the average annual temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula has increased 2 degrees ...
High-altitude wind turbines have potential to generate large amounts of electricity
(Phys.org) —Wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware.
New battery technology employs multifunctional materials
Lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of modern devices, from cell phones, laptops, and laser pointers to thermometers, hearing aids, and pacemakers. The electrodes in these batteries typically comprise three components: ...
Researchers track fall migratory patterns of insects
To study the nocturnal flight patterns of migrating insects during the fall, researchers at the University of Delaware have been spending their nights on the Newark Farm launching a balloon equipped with a tow net to try ...
New research pinpoints intentional financial misreporting
Nerissa Brown, associate professor of accounting and MIS at the University of Delaware, offers a new and more effective approach to identifying accounting fraud in her new research.
Adjusting wind power production during migration season saves bats
Adjusting wind turbine operations during the migration season at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has resulted in a significant decrease in deaths among bats, according to researchers.
Researchers develop stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor
(Phys.org) —Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors—robust energy storage devices—to power these and other devices.
When the wind blows: New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality
(Phys.org) —Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results—quite literally.
Cosmic ray finding: Researchers take a step closer to finding cosmic ray origins
(Phys.org) —The origin of cosmic rays in the universe has confounded scientists for decades. But a study by researchers using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole reveals new information that may ...
Rethinking the universe: Groundbreaking theory proposed in 1997 suggests a 'multiverse'
Some top scientists are beginning to worry that a radical idea proposed in 1997 by three University of Delaware physicists may be right.