Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning
Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday.
Cod may serenade females with rhythmic grunts
Male cod may 'sing' to females during mating, suggests a new study investigating the sounds cod and pollack produce during the spawning season.
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.
Scientists demonstrate first genome methylation in fruit fly
A group of scientists from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UC Berkeley report the first mapping of genome methylation in the fruit-fly Drosophila melanogaster in their paper "Genome methylation in D. mel ...
People are still moving as much, but it's taking them longer
In the cantons of Geneva and Vaud, people are using their cars less often and their overall travel time is increasing. More than half the trips are for leisure activities and shopping.
Atoms and light get together to form cool, complex patterns
(Phys.org) —The physics behind some of nature's spectacular sights have been observed at very low temperatures - less than a thousandth of a degree away from absolute zero - by a collaboration of researchers ...
New index reveals that recent flood could signal climate change
(Phys.org) —A new investigation of long-term weather records suggests that recent flooding in the south of England could signal the onset of climate change.
Video: High-resolution scanning in three dimensions
Larry Hassebrook is working on new ways of looking at things.
Cassini sheds light on Titan's second largest lake, Ligeia Mare
Saturn's second largest moon, Titan, is known for its dense, planet-like atmosphere and large lakes most likely made of methane and ethane. It has been suggested that Titan's atmosphere and surface is a model of early Earth. ...
Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer problems
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls "a devil of a problem."
Patterns of interfering massive particles
Two-particle interference has been the focus of many studies, specifically in quantum optics with photons. However, interference between two massive, identical particles is not so well understood. In a study published in ...
Biggest ever linguistic survey on Twitter could find the next 'selfie' or 'twerk'
Academics from Aston University (UK) will analyse more than one billion tweets from the UK and US in a linguistic study to discover how new words emerge and spread.
Would seasonal forecasting enable us to cope with our changing weather?
We've experienced an exceptionally wet and windy winter, and while our weather forecasters are far better at telling us what to expect in the next two or three days, they still struggle with long range seasonal forecasting.
Two new butterfly species discovered in eastern US
Butterflies are probably best-loved insects. As such, they are relatively well studied, especially in the United States. Eastern parts of the country are explored most thoroughly. First eastern US butterfly ...