Climate models disagree on why temperature 'wiggles' occur
A new Duke University-led study finds that most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth's atmosphere warms. The models ...
New programming language for fast simulations
Norwegian researchers have developed an entirely new language for faster programming and simulations.
Peer-reviewed pocket-calculator climate model exposes serious errors in complex computer models
A major peer-reviewed climate physics paper in the first issue (January 2015: vol. 60 no. 1) of the prestigious Science Bulletin (formerly Chinese Science Bulletin), the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sc ...
In theory, the Milky Way could be a 'galactic transport system'
Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel, have you seen "Interstellar?") and, if that were true, it would be "stable and navigable". This is the ...
Revealing secrets of atomic nuclei
Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models. This surprising conclusion, reached by an international team of physicists ...
New model explores location of future US population growth
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a population distribution model that provides unprecedented county-level predictions of where people will live in the ...
Thermodynamic analysis reveals large overlooked role of oil and other energy sources in the economy
3-D seagrass model shines leaf-level light on photosynthesis
West Australian scientists have developed a three-dimensional computer model of seagrass canopies to investigate the effect of canopy structure and reduced light on photosynthesis.
Spontaneous wave function collapse can suppress acoustic Schrodinger cat states
A Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs
Image: Aletsch Glacier from orbit
Parts of the Swiss and Italian Alps are pictured in this satellite image.
Hackers begone: Measurement-device-independent QKD increases clock rate and transmission distance while reducing failure
Small volcanic eruptions partly explain 'warming hiatus'
The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions.
As Austin grows, so does its traffic woes
Ask any Austinite what they enjoy least about the city, and many will mention the escalating traffic issues. According to Forbes, Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and without a tran ...