Activity continues on the Sun
(Phys.org) —Solar activity continued on May 14, 2013, as the sun emitted a fourth X-class flare from its upper left limb, peaking at 9:48 p.m. EDT.
Innovation in spectroscopy could improve greenhouse gas detection
(Phys.org) —Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique developed by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), ...
Innovation rains supreme as entrepreneur reinvents the umbrella
An entrepreneur whose Eureka moment came at last year's wet and windy Grand National has reinvented the umbrella with the help of WMG at the University of Warwick.
Crop rotation with nematode-resistant wheat can protect tomatoes
In a study published online today in Crop Science, scientists describe a nematode-resistant wheat. But while the wheat carries the resistance to the pest, the benefits are actually seen in the crop that is grown after it. ...
When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle
Loss of eastern hemlock will affect forest water use
The loss of eastern hemlock from forests in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States could permanently change the area's hydrologic cycle, reports a new study by U.S. Forest Service scientists at the Coweeta Hydrologic ...
Surprising black-hole discovery changes picture of globular star clusters
(Phys.org)—An unexpected discovery by astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is forcing scientists to rethink their understanding of the environment in ...
First close up images of Chalara fraxinea growing on the leaf stem of infected ash
The images were obtained using cryo scanning electron microscopy, where the sample is plunged into liquid nitrogen to freeze it and imaged using the electron microscope.
New planetary boundary to measure effects of human activity
Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code
Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part of the blueprint of life. The rest comes from specific patterns of chemical tags that ...
Researchers find Jurassic strashilids not a parasite after all
Researchers produce first complete computer model of an organism
(Phys.org) -- In a breakthrough effort for computational biology, the world's first complete computer model of an organism has been completed, Stanford researchers reported in the journal Cell.
Researchers boost silicon-based batteries
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with ...
Researchers discover one endangered species depends on another
(Phys.org) —Mussel researchers have long been stymied in their efforts to study the reproductive habits of mussels, the often-overlooked mollusks that live in rivers and filter the water by removing contaminants ...