A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA
Scientists at Georgetown University, the National Aquarium and the University of Queensland are the first to extract DNA from dolphin blow (breath exhalations). The researchers found that blow-sampling, which involves colle ...
Startup mSpot lets you stream your music over Web
(AP) -- A music service launched Monday lets you listen to your collection of tunes from any computer or Android phone over the Internet.
Plasmonic Promises: First Observation of Plasmarons in Graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- The energy bands of complex particles known as plasmarons have been seen for the first time by scientists working with graphene at the Advanced Light Source. Their discovery may hasten the ...
Scientists discover the molecular heart of collective behavior
Birds flock. Fish gather in schools. Bees swarm. Even amoebae clump together in mystifyingly clever constellations. Scientists have long wondered what is happening at the cellular and molecular level to bring about this amazing ...
Pigeon 'backpacks' track flock voting (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pigeon flocks are guided by a flexible system of leadership in which almost every member gets a ‘vote’ but the votes of high-ranking birds carry more weight, a new study has shown.
Cell phones to provide picture of human interaction
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cell phones to their ears, a team of research participants will report their interpersonal interactions in real time to provide a better view of human behavior thanks to a $1 million grant from the National ...
Prized mushroom collection returns to China
(AP) -- A Chinese scholar persecuted during the Cultural Revolution for smuggling a rare collection of mushrooms out of China before World War II was honored Saturday when the collection was returned more than 70 years later.
Touting tech tools of the future
While most people were turning their clocks backward over the weekend, Microsoft research chief Craig Mundie was moving his forward, five to 10 years into the future.
Physicist gets buzz from better bee behaviour model
(PhysOrg.com) -- A physicist at the University of Manchester has paved the way for better research into how honey bees choose where to live.
Waze turning road warriors into map builders
Technology startup Waze is tapping into the collective knowledge of road warriors in order to make life more pleasant for drivers while creating reliable street maps.
Open innovation networks are one key to improved care
Fostering innovation to speed the improvement of health care is the goal of an $8.3 million grant to researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Government Web sites kept alive at Cyber Cemetery
(AP) -- It was a historian's nightmare. During the change from the Clinton to the Bush administration, Web sites affiliated with the Clinton White House went dark, and an unknown number of online documents ...
Proposed Quantum Computer Consists of Billions of Electron Spins
Carrots are better than sticks for building human cooperation
Rewards go further than punishment in building human cooperation and benefiting the common good, according to research published this week in the journal Science by researchers at Harvard University and the Stockholm School ...