Study sheds light on 'reinforcement' in wildflowers
Plants or animals using color to attract a mate is fairly common in nature, but for Phlox drummondii, a wildflower commonly known as Drummond's phlox, just the opposite is true.
London transport body to test battery-charging at bus stands
Researchers look at small RNA pathways in maize tassels
Researchers at the University of Delaware and other institutions across the country have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers ...
Scientists describe a hybrid laminate material with magnetic and photoactive properties
Research conducted by the Institute for Molecular Science of the Universitat de València and of the Institute for Chemical Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish National ...
Scarcity of elements in products like smartphones needs addressing, say scientists
Many of today's technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials—elements—that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem ...
WTO upholds 'rare earth' ruling against China (Update)
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that China violated trade rules with restrictions on the export of "rare earths," the minerals used in mobile phones, hybrid cars and other high-tech products.
Hybrid conversion kits also would cut fuel costs for rickshaw drivers
On her biennial trips to visit family in India, Colorado native Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan is always dismayed to see ever-increasing pollution levels dimming the "rich and colorful" country. Much of that pollution ...
Porsche adds Cayenne S E-Hybrid to 2015 lineup
Entanglement between particle and wave-like states of light resembles Schrodinger's cat experiment (Update)
Chinese officials will buy more electric cars
At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of "new energy vehicles," China's official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage ...
China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.
Earthquake researchers get online primer for simulation method
Researchers from around the world now have access to expert instruction for an emerging simulation method to study seismic effects on structures and to design buildings that better withstand strong earthquakes.
First automated vehicle test facility to open this fall at UM
No university in the world has an automated vehicle test facility like the one that will open this fall on North Campus, University of Michigan officials say.
Researchers map the epic evolution of a 'ring species'
The Greenish Warbler, long considered an idealized example of a single species that diverged into two as it expanded its range, has a much more checkered family history than biologists previously realized.