Generating knowledge about how escaped salmon coexist with wild fish
How do escaped farmed salmon affect their wild cousins? Four major research institutions are now applying their respective expertise to building a common, fact-based knowledge platform on this vital topic.
New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant
For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.
Developing global links in research
Europe has no shortage of potential when it comes to world-leading research, entrepreneurs and companies. But the number of researchers in Europe as a share of the population is well below that of the United ...
Unlocking sorghum's gene bank: Adapting agriculture to a changing climate
(Phys.org)—Climate change poses a major challenge to humanity's ability to feed its growing population. But a new study of sorghum, led by Stephen Kresovich and Geoff Morris of the University of South Carolina, ...
'Tools for getting along' curriculum helps schoolchildren solve social conflicts, study finds
(Phys.org)—Two University of Florida special education researchers have found a method to help at-risk students with significant behavioral problems learn to calm aggressive tendencies and actively solve their social conflicts.
High winds affect ocean circulation in North Atlantic, says study
(Phys.org)—Gale-force winds that whip around the Greenland coast are driving ocean circulation, confirms a new study on the cover of the Nov. 30 issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
Imec and Synopsys expand FinFET collaboration to 10 nanometer geometry
Imec, the Belgian nanoelectronics research center, and Synopsys, Inc., a global leader accelerating innovation in the design, verification and manufacturing of chips and systems, today announced that they have expanded their ...
Word choices on political issues reveal ways of thinking
(Phys.org)—Communication and information science researches have developed a free online tool that offers a new way of looking at the news. "Reflext" provides a glimpse into how political events are being covered and discussed.
Gene suppression can reduce cold-induced sweetening in potatoes
(Phys.org)—Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Science denied: Why does doubt persist?
The sign in front of the tall display case at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History lures visitors to "meet one of your oldest relatives." Inside stands a morganucodon, a mouse-like animal ...
Improved wind tunnel testing of aircraft models
When testing numerical predictions regarding performance of aircraft, wind tunnels are still the next best thing to actual flight. EU-funded researchers improved the accuracy of test measurements with important ...
Snail mail is far from dead, research finds
The rise of social media is often associated with a decline in the use of traditional forms of paper-based correspondence.
Journalists 'can't work without social media,' study shows
(Phys.org)—More than a quarter of UK journalists are unable to work without social media despite an increasing number of concerns about productivity, privacy and the future of journalism, according to the 2012 social journalist ...
Japanese robot to sit top-ranked university exam
Japanese researchers are working on a robot they hope will be smart enough to ace entrance exams at the nation's top university, which test everything from maths to foreign languages.