Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of 19th-century winemaking
A shipwrecked trove of sugary, 19th century champagne is revealing new details about centuries-old ways of making wine, and fresh insights into the people who drank it, scientists said Monday.
Irradiating formamide with meteorite dust can lead to synthesis of prebiotic compounds
Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands
Most recent advances in artificial intelligence—such as mobile apps that convert speech to text—are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns.
Sea sponge anchors are natural models of strength
Life may seem precarious for the sea sponge known as Venus' flower basket. Tiny, hair-like appendages made essentially of glass are all that hold the creatures to their seafloor homes. But fear not for these ...
New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method ...
New evidence shows carbon's importance to ocean life's survival 252 million years ago
A new study led by scientists with The University of Texas at Arlington demonstrates for the first time how elemental carbon became an important construction material of some forms of ocean life after one ...
New group seeks to timeline the Anthropocene—when humans became the dominant force on Earth
Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling in North America
Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) - and may play ...
Expanding the reach of metallic glass
Metallic glass, a class of materials that offers both pliability and strength, is poised for a friendly takeover of the chemical landscape.
Engineered softwood could transform pulp, paper and biofuel industries
Scientists today demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week's Proceedings of ...
Social networks may be exaggerating risk of news events
Warm bodied fishes found able to swim farther and faster than cold bodied fish
Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants
When plant biodiversity declines, the remaining plants face diminishing productivity, say scientists in study published April 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.