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 ...
Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less
Researchers demonstrate method that reduces friction between two surfaces to almost zero at macroscopic scale
Ice cores store atmospheric bubbles from a million years ago
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 ...
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 ...
A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
Bone analysis reveals violent history of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica
Study reveals evolutionary history of hawkmoths' sonar jamming defense
In the 65-million-year-old arms race between bats and moths, some moth species rub their genitals to jam the calls of bats. Radar jamming is commonly used in human warfare, allowing pilots to render themselves ...
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 ...
Researchers find the genome of the cultivated sweet potato has bacterial DNA
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.