Making plants' inner qualities visible
A photographic airplane circles above an Australian vineyard in large arcs. An onboard camera takes pictures of the grapevines in regular intervals – anything but ordinary photos, though. Instead, this ...
Mouse groups reveal complex relationships
A common belief is that our modern, stimulation-filled environment encourages individualistic behavior (or anti-social behavior, depending on one's point of view), while simpler surroundings give rise to ...
Stanford trio explore success formula for Reddit posts
Generosity leads to evolutionary success, biologists show
With new insights into the classical game theory match-up known as the "Prisoner's Dilemma," University of Pennsylvania biologists offer a mathematically based explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in ...
Using math models to make predictions: How vegetation competes for rainfall in dry regions
The greater the plant density in a given area, the greater the amount of rainwater that seeps into the ground. This is due to a higher presence of dense roots and organic matter in the soil. Since water is ...
Physics team suggests possible way to make quantum cryptography available in handheld machines
Amending the Tree of Life: Article advocates for shift in evolutionary and genomic research
Charles Darwin famously included only one illustration in his book "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859. It was a diagram of how species originate through time in a manner that, on paper, resembles ...
Acoustic waves warn of tsunami
An early warning system against tsunamis has been developed and tailored for the need of the Mediterranean, but preparedness on the ground is paramount to ensuring peoples' safety.
Magnetic materials: Forging ahead with a back-to-basics approach
Scientists have recently started to explore the possibility of using an intrinsic property of the electron known as spin for processing and storing information. Magnetic fields can influence the dynamics ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
Well-being not a priority for workaholics, researcher says
Working overtime may cost you your health, according to a Kansas State University doctoral researcher.
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.
Research determines financial viabililty of solar power plants
Concentrated solar power technology is an emerging, environmentally friendly way to produce electricity.
Stabilizing aircraft during takeoff and landing using math
One of the lesser known concerns about commercial aircraft is their stability on the ground during taxiing, takeoff, and landing. During these processes, planes must maintain stability under various operating ...