Researchers use volcanic islands to measure how rainfall sets the pace of landscape formation
If you've ever stood on a hill during a rainstorm, you've probably witnessed landscape evolution, at least on a small scale: rivulets of water streaming down a slope, cutting deeper trenches in the earth ...
Dino eggs shape Easter eggs, says new study
An international group of researchers has helped to determine that dinosaurs have shaped the Easter eggs we buy in the high street.
Researchers seek to beat 'molecular obesity'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Dundee have come up with a new innovative approach in the quest to reduce failure rates in the drug discovery process and fight 'molecular obesity'.
New app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces
(PhysOrg.com) -- Are you as dashing as George Clooney, or as glamorous as Angelina Jolie? Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an app that uses a mathematical formula to analyse your ...
Wolfram Alpha shows flights overhead
Wolfram Alpha, the online search service launched two years ago, now lets inquiring minds in the United States find out what flights happen to be overhead at any given moment.
Canadian researchers devise method to directly measure the quantum wavefunction
Embryo development obeys the laws of hydrodynamics
Vincent Fleury, a researcher at the Paris Diderot University, studied the early stage of development when embryonic cells first form a flat sheet of cells before folding into a U-shape, resembling a folded ...
Research team devises better method for mapping orbitals of molecules
Google's new search formula results in some unhappy websites
Google Inc. can give websites a lot of traffic. It can also take it away. That's what Valerie Whitmore found out recently.
Google tweaks search to punish 'low-quality' sites (Update)
Google has changed its secret search formula in the United States to be more discerning when it comes to which websites are worth recommending and which should sink in the rankings.
Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage
Tweets sent during last year's massive flooding on Colorado's Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area's infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Vettel says Formula E 'not the future'
Formula One dominator Sebastian Vettel gave short shrift Saturday to the new, electric Formula E series, saying it would be far too quiet and was "not the future".
Probing changes to infant milk formulations
Infant milk formula is a widely accepted alternative to breast milk for babies in their first year of life. Since breast milk contains all the nutrients required by young infants, formula manufacturers aim ...
Can a mathematical equation really be the formula for happiness?
What makes people happy? Finding a definitive answer to this question could certainly make someone very rich (butwhether that would in turn make them happy is another matter). The problem is that happiness ...