Sensor on a chip: New technology holds potential for monitoring ecosystem, human health
University of Delaware researchers are developing sensors that they hope will allow real-time, in situ detection of water and air pollutants in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly manner.
Accurate distance measurement resolves major astronomical mystery
(Phys.org) —Sometimes astronomy is like real estate—what's important is location, location, and location. Astronomers have resolved a major problem in their understanding of a class of stars that undergo ...
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film (w/ video)
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.
Solar Kettle allows for boiling water off the grid
How to see the International Space Station
The International Space Station is one of the most complicated machines ever built and the largest object ever assembled in space.
Imaging research advancing detection, diagnosis of oral cancer
(Phys.org) —More effective detection and diagnosis of oral cancer could result from an advance in noninvasive imaging of epithelial tissue by a Texas A&M University researcher who says her research has ...
Scientists offer first definitive proof of bacteria-feeding behavior in green algae
A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells. ...
University of Illinois biophysicists measure mechanism that determines fate of living cells
(Phys.org) —New tension gauge tether (TGT) laboratory method developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has broad applications for research into stem cells, cancer, infectious disease, ...
Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor
(Phys.org) —Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.
Bittersweet: Bait-averse cockroaches shudder at sugar
Sugar isn't always sweet to German cockroaches, especially to the ones that avoid roach baits. In a study published May 24 in the journal Science, North Carolina State University entomologists show the ne ...
High school student develops supercapacitor, wins Young Scientist Award
Scotland to deploy largest hydro-electric wave energy farm to date (w/ video)
Major motion pictures from our prehistoric past (w/ Video)
Cambridge archaeologists are illuminating some of the oldest graphic art of the past, by applying some of the most advanced graphic technology of the present.
Ants and carnivorous plants conspire for mutualistic feeding
An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathias Scharmann and co ...