Climate change science aided by huge but 'invisible' efforts of amateurs
Hundreds of thousands of volunteer data collectors are due for some thanks from scientists, according to a new paper that reveals the role of citizen science in studies of birds and climate change. Data collected by amateurs ...
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites
Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water or adhere to other things, or to modify materials' electrical properties.
Mobile technologies accelerate citizen science
Citizen science is booming in Australia, revealing previously unknown features of the continent and saving governments a ton of money.
What lit up the universe?
New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.
Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes
Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes.
Pitt engineer turns metal into glass
Materials scientists have long sought to form glass from pure, monoatomic metals. Scott X. Mao and colleagues did it.
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model ...
Wisconsin geologists go miles deep in quest to predict earthquakes
To understand earthquakes, scientists have hatched an audacious plan - go straight to the source.
Australian pioneers light the way for planetary sciences
The current understanding of meteoritics—the study of meteorite samples—has been helped along significantly over the past 200 years by the work of Australian scientists, according to a review.
Butterflies could hold key to probes that repair genes
New discoveries about how butterflies feed could help engineers develop tiny probes that siphon liquid out of single cells for a wide range of medical tests and treatments, according to Clemson University researchers.
Space scientist sums up where we're at in the search for life on other planets
Tongue-in-cheek 'Kardashian-index' raises awareness of cult of celebrity in sciences
How 'man of science' was dumped in favour of 'scientist'
JT Carrington, editor of the popular science magazine Science-Gossip, achieved a remarkable feat in December of 1894. He found a subject on which the Duke of Argyll, a combative anti-Darwinian, and Thomas ...