Researchers demonstrate method that reduces friction between two surfaces to almost zero at macroscopic scale
Backyard feeders invite aggressive bird breeds, study finds
Backyard bird feeders may ruffle some feathers, attracting aggressive breeds like house sparrows and doves while discouraging native species that eat insects and nectar, researchers said Monday.
Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less
High-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration
By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale ...
Towards the ultimate model of water
Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), IBM and the University of Edinburgh have developed the first conceptually simple but broadly applicable model for water.
New gold standard established for open and reproducible research
A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new gold standard for openness and reproducibility in research by sharing the more than 200GB of data and 20,000 lines of code behind their latest results - an unprecedented ...
Researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago
In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder.
Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly ...
Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, study finds
Why do some discoveries fade into obscurity while others blaze a new trail the moment they are published? More mysteriously, why do some research papers remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode ...
Algorithm to distinguish reflections from photos taken through windows
It's hard to take a photo through a window without picking up reflections of the objects behind you. To solve that problem, professional photographers sometimes wrap their camera lenses in dark cloths affixed ...
How to reset a diseased cell
In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. ...
A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
Trying to correct political myths may only entrench them further, study says
Bad news, fans of rational political discourse: A study by an MIT researcher shows that attempts to debunk political rumors may only reinforce their strength.
Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts—separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water—act to increase production in the ocean.