Study suggests social identification can mitigate danger felt by people in dense crowds
Steel's inner strength
(Phys.org) —A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is now being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for ...
Designing ion 'highway systems' for batteries
Since the early 1970s, lithium has been the most popular element for batteries: it's the lightest of all metals and has the greatest electrochemical potential.
Online marketing schemes can still lure in customers
Despite warnings and legislation, online consumers may still be susceptible to post-transaction marketing schemes, according to Penn State researchers.
Researchers find evidence of speedy core formation in solar system planetesimals
Image: Testing the electrical power subsystem of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
(Phys.org) —At Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems facilities in Redondo Beach, California, integration and test technicians work on a mock-up of the James Webb Space Telescope spacecraft bus, testing the ...
Rivalry makes people more eco-conscious
(Phys.org) —Want to encourage people to do the right thing for the environment? Tell them their rivals are going green, says a new marketing study from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School ...
The Sheep Genome: Study shows how sheep first separated from goats
Scientists have cracked the genetic code of sheep to reveal how they became a distinct species from goats around four million years ago. The study is the first to pinpoint the genetic differences that make ...
New research reveals how Brazil produced more food while saving its rainforests
As the world turns its attention to Brazil with the opening of the World Cup this month, many people around the globe know the country's soccer fame, but few realize that it is the world's leader in reducing carbon emissions. ...
Citizen scientists spot rare seahorse in Canadian waters
The University of British Columbia's Project Seahorse announced today a rare documented sighting of a seahorse in Canadian waters.
Federal Reserve interventions during financial crisis actually worked, study finds
(Phys.org) —Contrary to popular belief, the Federal Reserve's effort to encourage banks' lending during the recent financial crisis by providing them short-term loans worked—and, in fact, worked quite well—a new study ...
The challenges facing archivists in the 21st century
UCLA professor of information studies Anne Gilliland says that understanding the history of archival science is critical to understanding where the field is going. In her new book, "Conceptualizing 21st Century ...
Hurricane Sandy no help to Obama in 2012 presidential race, new study suggests
After Mitt Romney was defeated by President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, some political pundits and even Romney himself tried to pin the loss in part on Hurricane Sandy.