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Pine forest particles appear out of thin air, influence climate
Pine forests are especially magical places for atmospheric chemists. Coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors that form particles, very quickly and seemingly out of nowhere.
An organic alternative to oxides? Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
A cheap, flexible organic molecule could replace inorganic crystals as the working parts for memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting systems.
Vitamin water: Measuring essential nutrients in the ocean
The phrase, 'Eat your vitamins,' applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment.
DNA detectives able to 'count' thousands of fish using as little as a glass of water
A mere glass full of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank, among the 10 largest aquariums in the world, is all scientists really needed to identify the Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphinfish and ...
Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce
(Phys.org) —Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are the most efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs on the market. But they come at a higher up-front price than other bulbs, especially the ones with warmer and more ...
Fruit flies—fermented-fruit connoisseurs—are relentless party crashers
That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that's been described for the first time by researchers ...
Large bacterial population colonized land 2.75 billion years ago
(Phys.org)—There is evidence that some microbial life had migrated from the Earth's oceans to land by 2.75 billion years ago, though many scientists believe such land-based life was limited because the ozone layer that ...
Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored
Hacking the Earth's climate to counteract global warming – a subject that elicits strong reactions from both sides – is the topic of a December special issue of the journal Climatic Change. A dozen research papers include ...
Better visualizing of fitness-app data helps discover trends, reach goals
Smartphone apps can track where we eat our meals, when we commute to and from work and how many minutes we exercise each day. Ten thousand steps today? Check.
A shot in the dark: Detector on the hunt for dark matter
Leslie Rosenberg and his colleagues are about to go hunting. Their quarry: A theorized-but-never-seen elementary particle called an axion.