Atoms colder than outer space are the key to futuristic nano-sensors
Experts at The University of Nottingham have secured a £6 million grant to build a research facility to prototype a new generation of tiny nano-sensors.
Another reason to be thankful: Turkeys may be lifesavers
While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring your stomach happiness and could probably kick-start an afternoon nap, it may also save your life one day.
Research shows how householders could stay warm for less simply by storing heat better
Research by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) shows how householders could stay warm for less simply by storing heat better.
Grasshoppers signal slow recovery of post-agricultural woodlands, study finds
Sixty years ago, the plows ended their reign and the fields were allowed to return to nature—allowed to become the woodland forests they once were.
Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars
Harman minimizes road noise for better driving experience
Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow
When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the ...
Foragers find bounty of edibles in urban food deserts
With the gusto of wine enthusiasts in a tasting room, UC Berkeley professors Philip Stark and Tom Carlson eye, sniff and sample their selections, pronouncing them "robust," "lovely," "voluptuous"—and even ...
Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions
For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions—in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators—researchers ...
Adjusting Earth's thermostat, with caution
A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there ...
Study says California solar boom makes the state a national leader, prepares new generation of workers
Strong statewide and federal clean-energy policies have positioned California as the nation's solar energy leader in terms of generating new, well-paying construction and permanent jobs while working to curb ...
The complexities of oil prices
With holiday shopping right around the corner, U.S. consumers could have a little extra money in their pockets, thanks to lower gas prices. Saudi Arabia, the planet's top producer and exporter of crude oil, lowered its prices ...
Mongolian dinosaur with spiky helmet shows Gobi Desert was hotspot for ankylosaur diversity
(Phys.org) —The Gobi Desert of Late Cretaceous Mongolia was the place to be if you were one of the armoured dinosaurs called ankylosaurs. Besides the badlands of southern Alberta, the Gobi Desert has the ...