Physicists suggest possible existence of other kinds of dark matter
Detection of the cosmic gamma ray horizon: Measures all the light in the universe since the Big Bang
(Phys.org) —How much light has been emitted by all galaxies since the cosmos began? After all, every photon (particle of light) from ultraviolet to far infrared wavelengths ever radiated by all galaxies ...
Scientists work out way to use pulsars to provide self navigation to spacecraft in solar system
Sensor on a chip: New technology holds potential for monitoring ecosystem, human health
University of Delaware researchers are developing sensors that they hope will allow real-time, in situ detection of water and air pollutants in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly manner.
The ascent of man: Why our early ancestors took to two feet
A new study by archaeologists at the University of York challenges evolutionary theories behind the development of our earliest ancestors from tree dwelling quadrupeds to upright bipeds capable of walking and scrambling.
Research team finds that the ratio of component atoms vital to performance
There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been ...
Understanding the past and predicting the future by looking across space and time
(Phys.org) —Studying complex systems like ecosystems can get messy, especially when trying to predict how they interact with other big unknowns like climate change.
Research aims to fix long-held, inaccurate insect model
(Phys.org) —In humans, a polymer called melanin determines skin, eye and hair color—the darker the skin, the more melanin in a person's body. For insects, melanin is a major aspect of their immune defense ...
New family of tiny crystals glow bright in LED lights
(Phys.org) —Minuscule crystals that glow different colors may be the missing ingredient for white LED lighting that illuminates homes and offices as effectively as natural sunlight.
Scientists determine activation barrier in ammonia-sulfuric acid clusters that could lead to cloud formation
(Phys.org) —Ammonia must overcome an energy barrier to join sulfuric acid and water to create clusters that can lead to cloud formation, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...
US panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports
The US International Trade Commission sided with Microsoft in a patent dispute with Google-owned Motorola Mobility that could have led to Xbox 360 videogame consoles being banned from import.
King Richard III found in 'untidy lozenge-shaped grave'
An academic paper on the archaeology of the Search for Richard III reveals for the first time specific details of the grave dug for King Richard III and discovered under a car park in Leicester.
Google Drive sports new view and scan enhancements
Researcher admits mistakes in stem cell study
A blockbuster study in which US researchers reported that they had turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells contained errors, its lead author has acknowledged. ...