Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance
Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air—and the soybeans—were still?
Electric car breaks 200 mph barrier to set new land speed record
An electric car built by BYU engineering students has once again set a world land speed record, this time besting the previous mark by nearly 50 mph.
Drivers fed up with slowing down at inactive roadwork sites
Drivers frustrated at slowing down at inactive roadwork sites are ignoring reduced speed limits, a QUT study has found.
The curious case of the fluctuating speed of light
Suppose you were an electrician. You've trained, apprenticed, passed all your certifications, and you've worked with electric wiring for years. You've wired houses and commercial buildings for years, and ...
Two-legged robot able to run without ZMP control (w/ Video)
Research offers new way to predict hurricane strength, destruction
A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction.
Variables of nature
Within physics there are certain physical quantities that play a central role. These are things such as the mass of an electron, or the speed of light, or the universal constant of gravity. We aren't sure ...
Physics of 'green waves' could make city traffic flow more smoothly
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Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits
A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information ...
Goodbye Big Bang, hello black hole? A new theory of the universe's creation
Could the famed "Big Bang" theory need a revision? A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and ejected ...
New high-speed camera system reveals what snow looks like in midair
University of Utah researchers developed a high-speed camera system that spent the past two winters photographing snowflakes in 3-D as they fell – and they don't look much like those perfect-but-rare snowflakes ...