Chaotic 'spin vortices' could lead to new computer memories
(Phys.org)—In science, just like in life, sometimes creating the most effective organization depends on being able to handle just a bit of chaos first.
Hubble sees a vapor of stars
(Phys.org) -- Relatively few galaxies possess the sweeping, luminous spiral arms or brightly glowing center of our home galaxy the Milky Way. In fact, most of the Universe's galaxies look like small, amorphous ...
Radio wristbands set to reduce risk of groups losing people
Keeping track of large groups of children or vulnerable adults could be made a lot easier for those in charge of them, thanks to technology researchers at the University of Derby.
Can maths cure cancer?
Scientists, including Professor Tanniemola Liverpool from the University of Bristol's School of Mathematics, claim that by understanding how an artificial 'synthetic swimmer' can be made and driven, and how ...
Research helps businesses optimize benefits of crowdsourcing
(Phys.org)—In today's global marketplace, a growing number of organizations are attempting to gain an edge over their competitors through "crowdsourcing"—the use of large groups of individuals to perform tasks commonly ...
Key environmental factors influencing manta ray behavior identified
Manta rays are more likely to gather together under either a new or a full moon, according to new research published Oct 3 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Fabrice Jaine and colleagues at the University of Queensland.
Giving to charity: Why do we donate more money to individuals when they are members of a group?
When charity recipients seem to belong to a cohesive group, donors will make stronger judgments about the victims, which leads to greater concern and increased donations if these judgments are positive, according to a new ...
Herding sheep really are selfish
Many animals spend time together in large groups not because they enjoy each other's company, but rather because it lowers their own chances of being eaten should an uninvited guest arrive on the sceneor ...
Stranded whales to be euthanised in New Zealand
New Zealand conservation officials said Thursday they would have to euthanise eight pilot whales stranded on a remote beach where five others died earlier this week.
Indonesians hack into beached whales in mass stranding
Locals on a remote island in eastern Indonesia on Tuesday cut up several dead pilot whales for food after a mass stranding that killed at least 41 of the mammals, an official said.