Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
Researchers aim to disarm a 'cereal killer'
A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world's rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of California at Davis.
Marine biologist examining deep-sea vision on cruise to Barbados, Bahamas
At the depths of the ocean where sunlight gradually fades, crustaceans are specially adapted to see in dim environments. Bring them up to the surface, however, and their sensitive eyes can be damaged—or blinded—by bright ...
Kepler provides insights into unusual dwarf star
(Phys.org) —Astronomer John Gizis of the University of Delaware, working with data obtained by the Kepler mission, is studying a highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares that may hold clues to the likelihood of ...
How plant small RNAs are activated to control transposons in pollen
Studying a distant relative of viruses known as transposons, the University of Delaware's Blake Meyers is working with researchers from Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) Laboratory to see how small RNAs in plants are activated and ...
Researchers manipulate cubic zirconia to improve conductivity in fuel cells
(Phys.org) —Cubic zirconia has long been favored for its use in costume jewelry. Known scientifically as yttria-stabilized zirconia, it is also a known conductor of oxygen, making it useful as an electrolyte in solid oxide ...
Researcher develops novel wastewater treatment fabric
Each year in India, waterborne diseases sicken approximately 37.7 million people. One and a half million children die of diarrhea alone, according to a report by WaterAid.
Solar reactor can produce solar hydrogen, but how much?
(Phys.org)—Last spring University of Delaware doctoral candidate Erik Koepf and research associate Michael Giuliano spent two months in Switzerland testing a novel solar reactor Koepf developed to produce hydrogen from ...
Motion-capture cameras, computer software assist skaters with jumps
According to a recent poll, almost a fourth of Americans say figure skating is their favorite Olympic sport.
Researchers find first evidence of fat-regulating hormone in avian species
(Phys.org) —Since leptin was discovered 20 years ago, more than 115,000 papers have been published on this protein in humans, and another 5,000 have appeared on leptin in mice.