High-fidelity photon-to-atom quantum state transfer could form backbone of quantum networks
Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today's microscopic ocean organisms
A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today's equivalent microscopic ...
How can we avoid kelp beds turning into barren grounds?
Urchins are marine invertebrates that mould the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds as they ...
Solar tech could enable world's first underground park
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.
Brown versus white bread: the battle for a fibre-rich diet
Choosing novel bread for its nutritious value without losing the attractiveness of white bread, is now possible thanks to European research
Brain inspired data engineering
What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.
It's hard for voters to trust leaders who won't promise true integrity
The Accountability Round Table (ART), a non-partisan organisation, wrote to the three major political parties two months ago seeking their position on three important arms of Victoria's integrity system: Freedom of Informat ...
Gold rush an ecological disaster for Peruvian Amazon
A lush expanse of Amazon rainforest known as the "Mother of God" is steadily being destroyed in Peru, with the jungle giving way to mercury-filled tailing ponds used to extract the gold hidden underground.
ESA image: Tropical thaw: Quelccaya ice cap, Peru
This image features Peru's Quelccaya ice cap, the largest in the Tropics.
New material makes water and oil roll off
Car finish, to which no dirt particles adhere, house fronts, from which graffiti paints roll off, and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths – the material "fluoropore" might make all this possible. Both ...
Love at first smell: Can birds choose mates by their odors?
Mate choice is often the most important decision in the lives of humans and animals. Scientists at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology at the Vetmeduni Vienna have found the first evidence that birds ...
The emergence of modern sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, 2.6 million years ago
"We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2,6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime," says marine geologist Jochen Knies. In an international collaborative project, Knies ...
After a data breach, it's consumers left holding the bag
Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click "purchase" on your online shopping cart ...
Girls better than boys at making story-based computer games, study finds
(Phys.org)—Teenage boys are perhaps more known for playing computer games but girls are better at making them, a University of Sussex study has found.