Researchers demonstrate ultra low-field nuclear magnetic resonance using Earth's magnetic field
Earth's magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archaeology. Now it has provided the basis for a technique which might, ...
First indirect evidence of so-far undetected strange baryons
(Phys.org) —New supercomputing calculations provide the first evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions but never before observed are being produced in heavy-ion collisions ...
Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (w/ Video)
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.
The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
New type of solar concentrator desn't block the view
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through ...
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
Moving single cells around—accurately and cheaply
Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette—a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this ...
'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury, study says
A compound in pesticides that replaced another banned for its harmful effects, may threaten humans and wildlife by reacting with mercury in natural water to form a toxic chemical, researchers said Tuesday.
Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubbles
Anyone who has ever had a glass of fizzy soda knows that bubbles can throw tiny particles into the air. But in a finding with wide industrial applications, Princeton researchers have demonstrated that the ...
Laser optical tweezers reveal how malaria parasites infect red blood cells (w/ Video)
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by a parasite that invades one red blood cell after another. Little is known about this infection process because it happens so quickly, potentially explaining ...
New non-metallic metamaterial enables team to 'compress' and contain light
The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.
Secrets of how worms wriggle uncovered
An engineer at the University of Liverpool has found how worms move around, despite not having a brain to communicate with the body.
Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity ...
Love makes sex better for most women
Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist.