Astronomers find stream of gas—2.6 million light years long
(Phys.org) —Astronomers and students have found a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away. They detected the gas using the William E. Gordon ...
Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star
Astronomers have discovered an extremely cool object that could have a particularly diverse history—although it is now as cool as a planet, it may have spent much of its youth as hot as a star.
New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.
Two teams pave way for advances in 2D materials
Small, but plentiful: How the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe
(Phys.org) —Astronomers investigating behaviour of the universe shortly after the Big Bang have made a surprising discovery: the properties of the early universe are determined by the smallest galaxies. ...
Creative Cameras exhibit explores light-in-flight imaging
Lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free ...
Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?
(Phys.org) —British cosmologists are puzzled: they predict that the Universe should not have lasted for more than a second. This startling conclusion is the result of combining the latest observations of ...
Researchers mimic insect ocelli to build light sensor to control fly-sized drone
Nanotube forests drink water from arid air
(Phys.org) —If you don't want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes ...
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
Map of universe questioned: Dwarf galaxies don't fit standard model
Satellite dwarf galaxies at the edges of the Milky Way and neighboring Andromeda defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to pigeon-hole them into the model are flawed, an international ...