Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming
Cornell theorists continue the search for supersymmetry
(Phys.org) —It was a breakthrough with profound implications for the world as we know it: the Higgs boson, the elementary particle that gives all other particles their mass, discovered at the Large Hadron ...
Future increases in snowfall will not prevent retreat of glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula
(Phys.org) —Dr Nicholas Golledge, a senior research fellow at Victoria's Antarctic Research Centre, is part of an international team of researchers studying a small glacier on James Ross Island, near the ...
In one of nature's innovations, a single cell smashes and rebuilds its own genome
Life can be so intricate and novel that even a single cell can pack a few surprises, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers.
New study shows how conversion of forests to cropland affected climate
The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new ...
Tests confirm nickel-78 is a 'doubly magic' isotope
The stability of atoms can vary considerably from one element to the next, and also between isotopes of the same element (whose nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons). ...
Researcher advances a new model for a cosmological enigma—dark matter
Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious "dark matter" that can't be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments.
Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered pieces of plastic, which outweigh plankton in that part of ...
Physics research removes outcome unpredictability of ultracold atomic reactions
Findings from a physics study by a Kansas State University researcher are helping scientists accurately predict the once unpredictable.
Video games could dramatically streamline educational research
"Seeking educational curriculum researchers. Humans need not apply."
Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories
The app market is estimated to generate US$77 billion (£47.2 billion) in revenue each year – and the segment of children's apps has grown particularly strongly. However, given that developing an app cos ...
Good networkers make prime targets: Pathogens specifically target multi-function proteins
Proteins form either small or large networks to perform their functions. How these protein networks are subverted by pathogens, has been investigated on a plant model by a research team headed by Technische ...
GeoFabLab prints 3-D rocks and fossils, advances geoscience research, education
Franek Hasiuk grabbed a little red ball and said it's not every day you pick up Mars.
Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate
Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday.