Shedding light on the existence of dark matter
Some light has been shed on the search for dark matter.
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Research leads to portable DNA testing device
(Phys.org) —More than 10 years of research and development have led to the introduction of a portable DNA analysis device that relies on technology developed by University of Virginia professor James P. ...
Museum says mummy was Peruvian girl who lived centuries ago
Museum officials in Ohio say medical scans of mummified remains show they are those of a girl who lived more than 500 years ago in Peru.
'Roadmap' of human metabolism offers new understanding of cancer, obesity, more
(Medical Xpress)—An international consortium of researchers has created the largest computer model of human metabolism to date, an astonishingly detailed roadmap that points the way to better understanding of cancer, obesity, ...
Collaboration encourages equal sharing in children but not in chimpanzees
Children as young as three years of age share toy rewards equally with a peer, but only when both collaborated in order to gain them.
Environmental Sample Processors help prevent seafood poisoning
Washington state is one of the nation's most prolific areas for shellfish harvesting and aquaculture. Yet, as in many other areas, Washington's shellfish may cause seafood poisoning when certain types of ...
Fujitsu Semiconductor aims to start production of GaN power devices
Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced that it successfully achieved high output power of 2.5kW in server power supply units equipped with gallium-nitride (GaN) power devices built on a silicon substrate. ...
GaN power devices: Researchers achieve high output of 2.5kW in power supply units for servers
Fujitsu Semiconductor announced that it achieved high output power of 2.5kW in server power supply units equipped with gallium-nitride (GaN) power devices built on a silicon substrate. Fujitsu Semiconductor ...
Creativity that counts
In a digital world, literature, art and music are often the result of collaborative efforts. But who owns what, and can copyright law cope? New research aims to find out.
Researchers zap huge global spam 'botnet'
A huge global 'botnet' responsible for sending out millions of spam messages each day has been shut down by a collaborative effort from security experts in the US, Britain and Russia, researchers said.
Brazil: Saving endangered monkey helps forest
(AP)—Three tiny flaming orange monkeys crouched on a tree branch, cocking their heads as if to better hear the high-pitched whistles and yaps that came from deep within the dense green foliage. Then they ...
Physics Nobel Prize poll: Quantum experiments and particle discoveries are the top picks
For the past month the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) has sponsored a website allowing visitors to vote for the topic they believe will capture this year's Nobel Prize for physics. The site offered 14 Nobel-worthy ...
Professor works to overcome challenges in harnessing power of multicore computer processors
(Phys.org)—Computer processors that can complete multiple tasks simultaneously have been available in the mainstream for almost a decade. In fact, almost all processors developed today are multicore processors. ...