Spiral-shaped 'light fan' adds new twist to laser-driven plasma accelerators
Independent research group testing D-Wave Two finds no quantum speedup
Marine biologist claims lionfish study by sixth grader was lifted from his research
Nano-scale gold particles are good candidates for drug delivery
A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.
Genome study indicates peacock eyespots likely developed to impress females
Researchers find red fluorescence in fish is for vision not UV protection
South American lichen found to have 126 different species of fungi
Engineers envision an electronic switch just three atoms thick
Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today's smart phones process more data, but they still weren't built for being shoved ...
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested
For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic performance from a semiconducting compound with properties that could prove a ...
Mesoscale eddies found to move far more ocean water than previously thought
Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one ...
Urination duration: Study finds most mammals need about 21 seconds
Headed to the bathroom? If you think you might have to "pee like a race horse," join the club - so does everyone else. Scientists who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves ...
Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip
The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes. For years, Li-Shiuan Peh, the Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering ...