And so they beat on, flagella against the cantilever
A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate ...
When casualties increased, war coverage became more negative
As the number of U.S. casualties rose in Afghanistan, reporters filed more stories about the conflict and those articles grew increasingly negative about both the war effort and the military, according to a Penn State researcher. ...
Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent
Cellphone apps that find users car rides in real time are exploding in popularity: The car-service company Uber was recently valued at $18 billion, and even as it faces legal wrangles, a number of companies ...
Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!
A Canadian software company has used the expertise of a University of Nottingham philosopher to help design event calendar software.
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Breakthrough study identifies genetic link between the circadian clock and seasonal timing
Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time provided experimental evidence for a genetic link between two major timing mechanisms, the circadian clock and the seasonal timer.
If hippopotamuses can't swim, how can some be living on islands?
There is no published account where hippopotamuses are demonstrably shown swimming or floating at the surface of any body of water. But if they can't swim, how did they reach and colonize islands?
Physicist suggests some types of wormholes may stay open long enough to send a photon through
New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions
In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that ...
Thought experiment proposed to reconcile psychological versus thermodynamic arrows of time
How to test the twin paradox without using a spaceship
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as "twin ...
Land Rover demos invisible bonnet / car hood (w/ video)
Search on in Greece for Europe's oldest village
Archaeologists seeking traces of what could be Europe's oldest settlement in waters off southern Greece say they have located promising indications of human activity and sections of a deep-sunken prehistoric coastline.