Three-dimensional carbon goes metallic
A theoretical, three-dimensional (3D) form of carbon that is metallic under ambient temperature and pressure has been discovered by an international research team.
From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective ...
Researchers offer 'proof' that oxygen is the only light element in the Earth's core
Workers dragged Forbidden City stones along roads of artificial ice
Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published ...
3-D printing allows scientists to design bacterial communities
By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections.
Team builds nonflammable lithium ion battery
In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a surprising replacement ...
Scientists discover satellites captured Chelyabinsk meteor debris trail
Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
Bacteria may allow animals to send quick, voluminous messages
Twitter clips human thoughts to a mere 140 characters. Animals' scent posts may be equally as short, relatively speaking, yet they convey an encyclopedia of information about the animals that left them.
Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans
Prehistoric climate change due to cosmic crash in Canada: Team reveals cause of global climate shift 12,900 years ago
For the first time, a dramatic global climate shift has been linked to the impact in Quebec of an asteroid or comet, Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues report in a new study. The cataclysmic event ...