Researchers generate electron spin vortex state "skyrmion molecules"
RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; President: Sukekatsu Ushioda) succeeded for the first time in generating and visualizing electron spin vortex state ...
Amazon pulls mangled ebooks from Kindle shelves
Amazon on Friday yanked gibberish translations of classic works from the shelves of its online ebooks shop.
Imaging ferroelectric domains
(Phys.org) —When thin films of ferroelectric materials are grown on single-crystal substrates, they can develop regions of aligned polarization—called "domains"—that often adopt complex patterns. Manipulation ...
Web gets new neighborhoods with '.guru' and more
New online neighborhoods open Wednesday when a US company starts offering Web addresses ending in ".guru," ".bike"—and even ".singles."
Supercomputer exposes enzyme's secrets
Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today's computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything from understanding ...
Faster cell mixing leads to larger plants
The contents of plant cells undergo continuous mixing by a process known as cytoplasmic streaming. Yet although this process was discovered more than 200 years ago, its exact purpose has remained unclear. ...
Seven new Web domains to be released
On the Internet, .com is about to get some more company. Seven new Web domains including .bike, .guru and .clothing are scheduled to be released Wednesday, the first of hundreds of online address extensions expected to become ...
Team finds a new cellulose digestion mechanism by a fast-eating enzyme
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can ...
White paper urges new approaches to assure access to scientific data
A newly released white paper calls for new approaches for preserving scientific data and sustainable funding of domain repositories—data archives with ties to specific scientific communities.
Digital Science transfers SureChem patent chemistry data to EMBL-EBI
Digital Science, a Macmillan company, and EMBL-EBI are transferring SureChem data on patented chemical structures into the public domain. It is the first time a world patent chemistry structure collection ...
European, US authorities take control of websites
Europol says American and European authorities have taken control of 690 websites that were selling counterfeit merchandise.
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
How argonaute proteins intervene in the gene regulation process
Bioscientists at Heidelberg University have studied the function of certain proteins, known as Argonaute (Ago) proteins, in the process of gene regulation. They sought to understand why only the Ago2 protein ...
Chinese, Russian, Arabic language web addresses coming
The first-ever non-Latin language website address domains are on their way, the Internet's overlords said Wednesday.