Shedding light on the existence of dark matter
Some light has been shed on the search for dark matter.
Robustness of ITER's solenoid conductor confirmed
(Phys.org)—After an intensive effort to improve the capability of ITER's central solenoid conductor, the ITER Organization has concluded that a technically reliable and economically viable solution has been found. This ...
'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, ...
Best of Last Week – First 3D magnetic logic gate, water tractor beam and charging phones wirelessly
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.
Molecular twist helps regulate the cellular message to make histone proteins
Histone proteins are the proteins that package DNA into chromosomes. Every time the cell replicates its DNA it must make large amounts of newly made histones to organize DNA within the nucleus.
Pumping draws arsenic toward a big-city aquifer
Naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to levels that can cause heart, liver and kidney problems, ...
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.
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. ...
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice
Marking another remarkable collaborative effort, ESA and NASA met up over the Arctic Ocean this week to perform some carefully coordinated flights directly under CryoSat orbiting above. The data gathered help ...
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. ...
Reptile Atlas a first for southern Africa
It took seven editors and 26 authors nine years to compile the first ever Reptile Atlas for all reptiles found in the southern tip of Africa. This huge collaborative effort resulted in the 485-page Atlas ...
Neutron scattering advance: Engineers develop new instrumentation to study a fluid's microstructure
(Phys.org) -- A team of researchers from the University of Delaware and two national laboratories have developed a new scientific instrument capable of studying the microstructure of complex fluids, polymers, ...
Finicky young wrasse want shrimp
Ballan wrasse are picky eaters when young. As adults, they eat sea lice off the skin of salmon – which makes them valuable to fish farmers. But as juveniles, wrasse want to be served shrimp.