Imaging electron pairing in a simple magnetic superconductor
In the search for understanding how some magnetic materials can be transformed to carry electric current with no energy loss, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, ...
Scientists hope to unlock mysteries of proteins
Proteins, the work-horse molecules necessary for virtually every human action from breathing to thinking, have proved an almost ghostly presence, daring scientists to fully grasp their structure and behavior. Now, physicists ...
Meeting consumers' HD demands with a faster algorithm
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers help smaller processors outperform a single superfast processor by working more efficiently in parallel.
Disentangling information from photons
Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography ...
Researchers develop formula that can calculate person's speed by just looking at their footprints
Two Spanish scientists have designed an equation that provides a highly accurate estimate of an individual's speed based on stride length. They used data from professional athletes and walking and running ...
Red planet pictures show Mars in the eyes of the rovers
Fancy a little Mars in your daily life? You need go no further than the excellent raw image archive that NASA generously provides on its website, showing the view from the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers ...
Russian rocket to launch from French Guiana in 2010
A Russian rocket will next year for the first time blast off from a European launch pad in South America, officials said Saturday, as the first rockets headed for the site on board a ship.
Climate change may create tipping points for populations, not just species
(PhysOrg.com) -- As Earth's climate warms, species are expected to shift their geographical ranges away from the equator or to higher elevations.
The mathematics behind a good night's sleep
Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold? Despite decades of research, answers to these basic questions about one of our most essential bodily functions remain exceptionally ...
Hurricanes' effects on ocean temperature revisited
(PhysOrg.com) -- The role of hurricanes in the global climate system has gained interest ever since scientists suggested that strong hurricanes have become more frequent in recent decades and might continue ...
Indian Ocean cocktail party leaves trail of party hats behind
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have unexpectedly found traces of the supercontinent Gondwana in the Indian Ocean - in the process solving a mystery behind a large group of ocean 'mountains' known as seamounts, ...
New evidence hints at global glaciation 716.5 million years ago
Geologists have found evidence that sea ice extended to the equator 716.5 million years ago, bringing new precision to a "snowball Earth" event long suspected to have taken place around that time.
Researchers use cell 'profiling' to detect abnormalities -- including cancer
An Ohio State University mathematician and his colleagues are finding ways to tell the difference between healthy cells and abnormal cells, such as cancer cells, based on the way the cells look and move.
Mars-bound NASA rover adjusts course to red planet (Update)
Firing on all engines, NASA's latest rover to Mars executed a course adjustment Wednesday that put it on track for a landing on the red planet in August.