Spiral-shaped 'light fan' adds new twist to laser-driven plasma accelerators
Nanogenerator's output triples previous record
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
Removing 'black sheep' could make Internet run more efficiently
Pyroelectric nanogenerator charges Li-ion battery with harvested energy
New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years
(Phys.org) —A Virginia Tech geobiologist with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found evidence in the fossil record that complex multicellularity appeared in living things about 600 ...
First Asian coelophysoid dinosaur discovered in Lufeng, Yunnan, China
Coelophysoid dinosaurs represent the earliest major radiation of neotheropods. These small-to-medium-sized agile bipeds lived throughout much of Pangaea during the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic. However, ...
Three extinct squirrel-like species discovery supports earlier origin of mammals in late Triassic
Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree. The study, led by scientists at the American ...
Scientists unveil energy-generating window
Scientists in China said Thursday they had designed a "smart" window that can both save and generate energy, and may ultimately reduce heating and cooling costs for buildings.
Researchers use cryo-electron microscopy to learn how DNA wraps tightly around nucleosomes
Early birds had four wings, not two, study reports
Some primitive birds boasted four wings, before evolution led them to ditch their hind feathers in favor of webbed or scaly feet, scientists in China said on Thursday.
Study characterizes 300-million-year-old tropical forest preserved in volcano ash
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann ...