Iron in the sun: A greenhouse gas for X-ray radiation
(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY (Hamburg) at the synchrotron PETRA III have investigated for the first time X-ray absorption ...
Doing the math 'predicts' which movies will be box office hits
(Phys.org) —Researchers have devised a mathematical model which can be used to predict whether films will become blockbusters or flops at the box office – up to a month before the movie is released.
Archaeologists find massive fortifications from the Iron Age
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have unearthed the remains of massive ancient fortifications built around an Iron-Age Assyrian harbor in present-day Israel.
Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding, soon to be published ...
Graphene nanoscrolls are formed by decoration of magnetic nanoparticles
Researchers at Umea University, together with researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, show in a new study how nitrogen doped graphene can be rolled into perfect Archimedean nano scrolls ...
Scientists seek silicon's successor
In the hunt for a sequel to silicon, scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab have flipped an "on-off" switch in the mineral magnetite that is far faster than today's transistors.
Scientists discover new variability in iron supply to the oceans with climate implications
The supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed – with implications for future climate prediction.
Archaeology uncovers amazing finds in West Sussex
Bronze Age settlements and Neolithic pottery are some of the finds made by UCL archaeologists during the construction of major new sea defences inland at Medmerry between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex.
Steering stem cells with magnets: Proof of concept for clinical applications
Magnets could be a tool for directing stem cells' healing powers to treat conditions such as heart disease or vascular disease.
Banded ironstone formation theory challenges current thinking
A UWA geologist has proposed a hypothesis which threatens to overturn conventional notions of the way Banded Ironstone Formations (BIF) first evolved.
Researchers developed a cost-effective and efficient rival for platinum
Researchers succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst that is needed for storing electric energy made of carbon and iron.
Corroding cannons measure dynamic power in reef ecosystems
Historic shipwrecks provide a unique insight into how the flux of dissolved oxygen, caused by waves breaking on coral and reefs, varies with depth and with seabed topography.
China mocks hapless 'iPhone armour' smuggler
A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens Tuesday after pictures of his "iPhone armour" went viral.
Parasite eggs from the Celtic period found
Archaeologists from the University of Basel discovered eggs of intestinal parasites in samples from the former Celtic settlement 'Basel-Gasfabrik,' and concluded that its population lived in poor sanitary ...