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Animal functional diversity started out poor, became richer over time
Like a master painter who uses the same brush techniques to continually create original works of art, evolution has produced unique species to fill new or vacated ecological functions by tinkering with just ...
Light, meet matter: Single-photon quantum memory in diamond optical phonons at room temperature
The UK doesn't yet need net neutrality regulations
The net neutrality debate in the US has ended, at least for now, with the Federal Communications Commission ruling for stricter regulation of telecoms and internet service providers (ISPs) in order to maintain ...
Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was ...
Understanding electric car 'range anxiety' could be key to wider acceptance
Manufacturers of battery electric vehicles, or BEVs, have increased their offerings in response to rising consumer concerns over gas prices and the environment. Drivers have been slow to adopt BEVs due to ...
Cockroaches made to follow directions via wireless nerve stimulation
Carbon dioxide reduction linked with hydrogen energy production
Last Wednesday the lecture theatre at the Empa Academy was filled to the very last seat as speakers from the automobile, energy and finance sectors as well as researchers and those involved in the politics of energy presented ...
Earliest known fossil of the genus Homo dates to 2.8 to 2.75 million years ago
The earliest known record of the genus Homo—the human genus—represented by a lower jaw with teeth, recently found in the Afar region of Ethiopia, dates to between 2.8 and 2.75 million years ago, accord ...
Businesses 'failing to prepare for climate change'
Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland.
Pennies reveal new insights on the nature of randomness
The concept of randomness appears across scientific disciplines, from materials science to molecular biology. Now, theoretical chemists at Princeton have challenged traditional interpretations of randomness ...
New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs
When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds.
New technique allows analysis of clouds around exoplanets
Meteorologists sometimes struggle to accurately predict the weather here on Earth, but now we can find out how cloudy it is on planets outside our solar system, thanks to researchers at MIT.