New theory uncovers cancer's deep evolutionary roots
A new way to look at cancer—by tracing its deep evolutionary roots to the dawn of multicellularity more than a billion years ago—has been proposed by Paul Davies of Arizona State University's Beyond Center for Fundamental ...
Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle
A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality.
Earthworms could help scientists 'dig' into past climates
A team of UK researchers believe earthworms could provide a window into past climates, allowing scientists to piece together the prevailing weather conditions thousands of years ago.
App to trace the impact of texts over time
Tracking the impact of research and the 'reach' of messages in various forms - blogs, news, commentary - across the world could become easier in the future thanks to European funding for an innovative web ...
Reconciling energy efficiency and comfort
Reducing the energy consumption of an office building does not automatically imply less comfort for the users.
In Asia, ancient writing collides with the digital age
As a schoolboy, Akihiro Matsumura spent hundreds of hours learning the intricate Chinese characters that make up a part of written Japanese. Now, the graduate student can rely on his smartphone, tablet and ...
Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells
(Phys.org) —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits ...
Incoherent combining of fiber lasers developed for directed energy applications
Developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, incoherent combining of high power fiber lasers for directed energy (DE) weapons and power beaming have proven effective in laser ...
Georgia Tech trio to reveal iOS test exploit at Black Hat
Einstein's 'spooky action' common in large quantum systems, mathematicians find
Entanglement is a property in quantum mechanics that seemed so unbelievable and so lacking in detail that, 66 years ago this spring, Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." But a mathematician at Case Western Reserve ...
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.
Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer
(Phys.org) —Today, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that for the first time, irradiated uranium fuel has been recycled and reused for molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production, with virtually no losses in ...
Research helps to show how turbulence can occur without inertia
(Phys.org) —Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid—in this case, the flow of air over the wings—becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, ...
New imaging technology could reveal cellular secrets
(Phys.org) —Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad.