Research confirms theory that all modern humans descended from the same small group of people
Researchers have produced new DNA evidence that almost certainly confirms the theory that all modern humans have a common ancestry.
Maryland Professor Creates Desktop Supercomputer
A prototype of what may be the next generation of personal computers has been developed by researchers in the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. Capable of computing speeds 100 ...
Plain soap as effective as antibacterial but without the risk
Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and, in fact, may render some common antibiotics less effective, says a University of Michigan public health professor.
Why Life Originated (And Why it Continues)
'Electromagnetic Wormhole' Possible with Invisibility Technology
The team of mathematicians that first created the mathematics behind the "invisibility cloak" announced by physicists last October has now shown that the same technology could be used to generate an "electromagnetic ...
Could NASA Get To Pluto Faster? Space Expert Says Yes - By Thinking Nuclear
As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft winds its way on a nine-year journey toward Pluto and the outer solar system, at least one expert wonders why such missions need to take so long.
Math professor's side mirror that eliminates 'blind spot' receives US patent
A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically ...
Device Uses Solar Energy to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel (Update)
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated the feasibility of exploiting sunlight to transform a greenhouse gas into a useful product.
Nonlocality of a Single Particle Demonstrated Without Objections
High efficiency flat light source invented
Tired of fluorescent tubes? Imagine your ceiling -- or any surface -- as a giant light panel, thanks to OLED research from the University of Southern California and Princeton University.
New theory (and old equations) may explain causes of ship-sinking freak waves
Breakup event in the main asteroid belt likely caused dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago
The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 65 million years ago has been traced back to a breakup event in the main asteroid belt.
Physicists create synthetic magnetic monopole predicted more than 80 years ago
(Phys.org) —Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David ...
Physicists Modify Double-Slit Experiment to Confirm Einstein's Belief
Work completed by physics professors at Rowan University shows that light is made of particles and waves, a finding that refutes a common belief held for about 80 years.