Spintronics: Scientists find new magic in magnetic material
From powerful computers to super-sensitive medical and environmental detectors that are faster, smaller and use less energy—yes, we want them, but how do we get them?
Study shows students display 'visitor' and 'resident' characteristics when using social media for learning
University of Leicester-led research has shown that university students behave very differently when using social media as part of their academic learning.
No map, no problems for monarchs
Monarch butterflies have long been admired for their sense of direction, as they migrate from Canada and the United States to Mexico. According to new findings from a team of scientists, including researchers ...
Real angry birds 'flip the bird' before a fight
Male sparrows are capable of fighting to the death. But a new study shows that they often wave their wings wildly first in an attempt to avoid a dangerous brawl.
Study shows red pen use by instructors leads to more negative response
Researchers use 'spin coating' to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films
(Phys.org)—Making uniform coatings is a common engineering challenge, and, when working at the nanoscale, even the tiniest cracks or defects can be a big problem. New research from University of Pennsylvania ...
Chemistry never sounded this good
(PhysOrg.com) -- By now, the word is out at UCLA that undergraduates in Neil Garg's organic chemistry course produce clever, creative music videos as an extra-credit assignment. The bigger secret may be just how much chemistry ...
Girls game less because they have less free time, study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Michigan State University study finds that girls spend less time playing digital games than boys because they have less leisure time, a finding that could have long-term implications on ...
Research shows students perform well regardless of reading print or digital books
(Phys.org) —Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student found that students did equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one.
Mathematicians calculate chances of actually discovering King Richard III were less than 1%
Mathematics students at the University of Leicester have calculated that archaeologists had less than a 1 percent chance of finding King Richard III when they began their historic search.
Mobile phones to aid interior design
Research into using simple video clips to build up a virtual 3D environment has won a Best Paper award for a team from the Department of Engineering.
Research shows texting a compulsion for young adults
(Phys.org)—Stroll through any U.S. college campus today, and you'll see a good percentage of students with noses buried in their smart phones. Many of them are texting.
Do you know how much you're texting while driving? Study says no
Texting while driving is a serious threat to public safety, but a new University of Michigan study suggests that we might not be aware of our actions.
Students create low-cost biosensor to detect contaminated water in developing nations
Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old—killing as many as 1.5 million children worldwide every year. These startling statistics from the World Health Organization ...