Young human-specific genes correlated with human brain evolution
Young genes that appeared since the primate branch split from other mammal species are expressed in unique structures of the developing human brain, a new analysis finds.
Small defects mean big problems for industrial solar cells
Nanoscale clustering of metal impurities at intragranular dislocations within industrial mc-Si solar cells have been observed by users from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with the Center ...
Study: Housing bust could mean lower college attendance
A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Labor Economics suggests an unexpected consequence of the housing bust: lower college attendance.
Quantum correlations -- without entanglement
Simplifying the process of detecting genuine multiparticle entanglement
Comparing high-resolution photographs from past, present could hold key to restoring Hastings' fire-damaged pier
On the 5th October 2010 the historic Hastings Pier was set on fire, destroying 95% of the Grade II listed building, leading to concerns over its future. Now scientists from the UK's National Physical Laboratory ...
Toward real time observation of electron dynamics in atoms and molecules
Another step has been taken in matter imaging. By using very short flashes of light produced by a technology developed at the national infrastructure Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) located at INRS University, researchers ...
Love can last: Brain activity of those in love long term similar to those newly in love
(PhysOrg.com) -- Can science prove that romantic love can last? A new study led by Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., and Arthur Aron, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, ...
Quantum optics breakthrough: New method generates photon triplets
(PhysOrg.com) -- A significant breakthrough spearheaded by University of Queensland, Canadian and Austrian researchers is featured in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
Quantum guessing game reveals insight into stronger-than-quantum correlations
Chaotic laser brings out higher precision OTDR
Professor Wang Yun Cai and his student Wang An Bang reported a new concept of optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) based on a chaotic light correlation method. This will be useful for precise fault location in fiber links ...
Not all quantum properties are lost through interaction with the environment
Catching electrons in the act: Science on the attosecond scale
(PhysOrg.com) -- Understanding how to create artificial photosynthesis, or tough, flexible high-temperature superconductors, or better solar cells, or a myriad other advances, will only be possible when we ...
Context is ev ... well, something, anyway
Today, computers can't reliably identify the objects in digital images. But if they could, they could comb through hours of video for the two or three minutes that a viewer might be interested in, or perform ...