Possible discovery in 2015 of a new particle in physics
The world's largest atom-smasher could help physicists understand mysterious dark matter in the universe, and later this year it may offer a discovery even more fascinating than the Higgs-Boson, researchers ...
Researchers find patterns in evolving genomes of thousands of species
A pair of genetics researchers at Iowa State University found striking patterns in the building blocks of DNA in a wide variety of species, according to their recently published paper.
Engineers create structures tougher than bulletproof vests
Researchers at UT Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar.
Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart
A short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher has indefinitely delayed the particle-hunting machine's planned restart, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Wednesday.
Computer student on gesture control: Start experimenting
Refined CRISPR/Cas genome editing accelerates generation of transgenic mice
Although the genome editing system known as CRISPR/Cas has revolutionized genetic research in cell lines, its overall efficiency has been relatively poor when used to generate genetically altered animals ...
'Robo-advisor' growth hits Wall Street money managers
When it comes to investment advice, would you trust a financial professional or a robot?
Ocean pipes 'not cool,' would end up warming climate
To combat global climate change caused by greenhouse gases, alternative energy sources and other types of environmental recourse actions are needed. There are a variety of proposals that involve using vertical ...
Researchers discover first manganese based superconductor
China's Alibaba shows off pay-with-your-face technology at IT fair
China's Internet tycoon Jack Ma, founder of giant online merchant Alibaba, gave a glimpse of the future when he demonstrated a new e-payment system using facial recognition at the CeBIT IT fair in Germany.
Cropping Africa's wet savannas would bring high environmental costs
With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa's vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a new report published ...
Researchers identify a vital protein that can determine head and brain development
A protein that is necessary for the formation of the vertebrate brain has been identified by researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Boston Children's Hospital, in collaboration with scientists ...
Professor probes why only some researchers cross boundaries
Whether it's crossing disciplines, breaking down silos or thinking outside the box, everyone's talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world's toughest problems.
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...