Painstaking new analysis of the genetic sequence of the X chromosome—long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome—reveals that large portions of the X have evolved to play a specialized ...
Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it?
Chemists at Syracuse University have come up with an innovative new way to visualize and monitor chemical reactions in real time.
Light emitting diodes, more commonly called LEDs, are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting.
The engineering world just became even more colorful.
Researchers spray-paint ultrathin coatings that change color with only a few atoms' difference in thickness
In Harvard's Pierce Hall, the surface of a small germanium-coated gold sheet shines vividly in crimson. A centimeter to the right, where the same metallic coating is literally only about 20 atoms thicker, the surface is a ...
A better breathalyzer: Gel-filled gemstones make new reusable tool for detecting alcohol vapor concentration
To gauge whether suspects involved in accidents or routine traffic stops have been driving drunk, police officers pair field sobriety tests with breathalyzers, which signal the presence of alcohol in the breath. Most breathalyzers ...
The "dumb blonde" stereotype is simply wrong, according to a new national study of young baby boomers.
Hummingbirds pay no attention to what colour a flower is when figuring out whether to raid it for nectar, the latest research suggests.