Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision
Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959: is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials? For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science, but starting with groundbreaking ...
Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership
As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students in the William & Mary Plant Ecology Lab spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which ...
Slipped discs provide a window into human evolutionary past
Thoughts of the family tree may not be uppermost in the mind of a person suffering from a slipped disc, but those spinal discs provide a window into our evolutionary past. They are remnants of the first vertebrate ...
Religious acceptance of homosexuals on the rise
The willingness of religious congregations to welcome homosexuals as members—and place them in leadership positions—is on the rise, according to a new Duke University study.
Fossil record reveals microbial life following mass extinctions
Take a walk along any sandy shoreline, and you're bound to see a rippled pattern along the seafloor, formed by the ebb and flow of the ocean's waves.
Study helps unravel mysteries of the venusian atmosphere (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere. ...
Cutting the cord on soft robots
When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord.
Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dinosaur
There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks—and ate them for dinner.
RobotsLAB offers tiny BMW Z4 for NAO robot to drive around (w/ Video)
Jellyfish flames on the ISS
Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise: Fire dances and swirls. It reproduces, consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment. It needs ...
The world's first 3D-printed, drivable vehicle to debut
History will be made when the world's first 3D-printed car drives out of McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. During the six-day IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014, the vehicle will ...
ESA's bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids
Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once.
NASA tracks Norbert moisture to Arizona's drenching thunderstorms
Post-tropical storm Norbert may have been centered a couple of hundred miles off the northwestern coast of Mexico's Baja California, but the flow of warm, moist air that spun around it generated drenching ...
Ultra-high definition timelapse from the space station
Holy moly! Take a look at this new 4K timelapse video from ESA created from imagery taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst. Before you watch, however, you might want to change your video viewing setting to as ...