Feeling cold is contagious, scientists find
Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold, according to new research at the University of Sussex in the UK.
Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place
Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six per cent per each degree Celsius of local temperature increase if no adaptation takes place. Worldwide this would correspond to 42 million tons of yield reduction, ...
Research probes temperature-dependent sex determination in turtles
Thane Wibbels, Ph.D., professor of biology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, used to go out in the wild to catch turtles.
Consumer tech show spotlights gadgets for healthy living
From bracelets that measure body fat to robots that coach children through chemotherapy, the Consumer Electronics Show brimmed with gadgets promising prescriptions for healthier lives.
ISS-RapidScat looks at the winds in US east coast's 'wind chill'
The strong cold front that ushered in frigid Arctic air to two-thirds of the eastern U.S. brought in strong winds and bitter wind chills. NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument measured those winds off the coastal ...
On a tropical island, fossils reveal the past—and possible future—of polar ice
The balmy islands of Seychelles couldn't feel farther from Antarctica, but their fossil corals could reveal much about the fate of polar ice sheets.
Researchers succeed in measuring the temperature at the heart of stars
Researchers from the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université de Montpellier have succeeded, for the first time, in measuring the temperature at the heart of certain stars, as well as dating them. ...
GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of 'wonder material' graphene
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
Thermal memory thrives at extremely high temperatures
High-temperature superconductor 'fingerprint' found
(Phys.org) —Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why "unconventional" superconductivity occurs, ...
Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its shape, can amplify small variations in temperature and concentration of biomolecules, making ...
Muggy cities will feel future heat even more
Several Australian cities, such as Adelaide and Perth, have greeted 2015 with scorching weather as summer hits its stride – the kind of conditions that leave us crying out for an air conditioner, rather than dreaming of barbeques and beach trips. ...
What makes one Earth-like planet more habitable than another?
When it comes to finding the right kind of planet to target in the search for life elsewhere in the universe, the size of the planet matters.
Ductile materials for Arctic conditions
The production of oil and gas at temperatures between 40 and 60 degrees below zero means that researchers must advance the development of materials that can withstand these harsh conditions.