Younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication
As another successful Open Access Week passes, analysis released today reveals younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication. Just under 8,000 researchers from around the world responded to the 2014 ...
SpaceX spacecraft splashdown, starring Space Station science
The return of the SpaceX Dragon brings with it plant samples, data that may impact your facial cream composition and validation of a new way of creating on Earth crystals that are used in our daily electronic ...
Greener ship propellers
A Norwegian invention is reducing by a third the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.
Spontaneous wave function collapse can suppress acoustic Schrodinger cat states
W88 warhead program performs successful tests
The first flight and drop tests for the latest variant of the W88 nuclear warhead are providing data for Sandia National Laboratories to validate designs, improve computer modeling and update component specifications.
Fish "personality" linked to vulnerability to angling
Individual differences in moving activity in a novel environment are linked to individual differences in vulnerability to angling, according to an experimental study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and the ...
Is the outcome of evolution predictable?
If one would rewind the tape of life, would evolution result in the same outcome? The Harvard evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with this famous thought experiment. He suggested that evolution would not repeat ...
Emissions drop puts EU just shy of 2020 goal
The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its emissions target for 2020.
Research shows urgent need to address instability of world's power supplies
A new study reveals the urgent need to address instabilities in the supply of electrical power to counteract an increase in the frequency and severity of urban blackouts.
Physicists find simple solution for quantum technology challenge
A solution to one of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies has been proposed by University of Sussex physicists.
The ethical, legal and political minefield of stem cell research
Human stem cell research holds promise for combating some of the most recalcitrant of diseases and for regenerating damaged bodies. It is also an ethical, legal and political minefield.
Fully integrating solar power into building design
The SMARTFLEX project will help architects to fully integrate solar panelling into their building designs in a cost-effective and highly innovative manner.
Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
New intelligence analytics uncover hidden criminal activity in just seconds
IBM today announced new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data. IBM i2 Enterprise Insight ...