The Physics of Friendship
Climate change odds much worse than thought: New analysis shows warming could be double previous estimates
(PhysOrg.com) -- The most comprehensive modeling yet carried out on the likelihood of how much hotter the Earth’s climate will get in this century shows that without rapid and massive action, the problem ...
Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of nanocomposite paper
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new energy storage device that easily could be mistaken for a simple sheet of black paper.
Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones
Easy-to-use menus, stylish designs at the heart of new handsets for WCDMA, GSM and CDMA markets Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under th ...
Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines
In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. ...
Solar Cells with 60% Efficiency?
Safe Nuclear Power and Green Hydrogen Fuel
How did the universe begin?
Mathematicians solve E8 structure (Update)
A transatlantic team of number-crunchers announced they had built a theoretical structure in 248 dimensions, resolving a 120-year puzzle that could be used to test theories about the structure of the cosmos.
New mathematics-based sculpture unveils fourth dimension
Artistic works traditionally carry significance beyond their physical beauty, but a new sculpture in the McAllister Building headquarters of the Penn State Department of Mathematics may carry that tradition ...
Probing Question: What heats the earth's core?
Although we crust-dwellers walk on nice cool ground, underneath our feet the Earth is a pretty hot place. Enough heat emanates from the planet's interior to make 200 cups of piping hot coffee per hour for each ...
Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth
During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million ...
Paleontologists brought to tears, laughter by Creation Museum
For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference.
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.