NASA releases IRIS footage of X-class flare (w/ Video)
On Sept. 10, 2014, NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission joined other telescopes to witness an X-class flare – an example of one of the strongest solar flares—on ...
Scientists refine formula for nanotube types
(Phys.org) —Many a great idea springs from talks over a cup of coffee. But it's rare and wonderful when a revelation comes from the cup itself.
Researchers create materials that reproduce cephalopods' ability to quickly change colors and textures
Cephalopods, which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, are among nature's most skillful camouflage artists, able to change both the color and texture of their skin within seconds to blend into their ...
Plate tectonics: What set the Earth's plates in motion?
The mystery of what kick-started the motion of our earth's massive tectonic plates across its surface has been explained by researchers at the University of Sydney.
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), ...
Spy on penguin families for science
Penguin Watch, which launches on 17 September 2014, is a project led by Oxford University scientists that gives citizen scientists access to around 200,000 images of penguins taken by remote cameras monitoring ...
Is that rock hashtag really the first evidence of Neanderthal art?
There has been much excitement over recent reports that something found in a cave in Gibraltar is the first known example of Neanderthal art. But what exactly has been found, can it be believed and, if so, ...
Violent origins of disc galaxies probed by ALMA
For decades scientists have believed that galaxy mergers usually result in the formation of elliptical galaxies. Now, for the the first time, researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter ...
Video: MAVEN set to slide into orbit around Mars
A NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder is set to slide into orbit around the red planet this week after a 10-month, 442-million mile chase through the inner solar system.
New study elucidates the social world of parrots
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
Reducing pesticides and boosting harvests
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming.
Dell unveils new ultra-thin tablet
Dell Inc. this week unveiled what some are calling the thinnest tablet on the market.
Robot Boris learning to load a dishwasher (w/ Video)
How to control the cats that are eating our wildlife
Feral domestic cats are a global threat to biodiversity and were recently named as the biggest threat to endangered Australian mammals.