New study ranks countries on environment impact

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute has ranked most of the world’s countries for their environmental impact.

Synchronized Swimming for Submarines

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nature shows and Caribbean vacation commercials often depict a school of fish moving as a single entity to avoid obstacles and elude prey. Engineers hope to give unmanned mini-submarines, mini-helicopters ...

Deadly Carcinogen Unraveled

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, researchers have unveiled the mystery behind one of the deadliest toxins that causes liver cancer.

MicroRNA can move between cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- MicroRNAs can move between cells and play a role in their communication. This discovery was made by plant researchers at Uppsala University together with colleagues from Finland and the US when they were ...

Male or female? In flies, some cells can't tell

An experienced fruit fly researcher can tell at a glance whether the fly she is observing is male or female; a distinct pigmentation pattern on a fly's body (a type of bristle found only on the legs of males) and differences ...

ASUS Launches the EeeKeyboard PC

ASUS today launches the EeeKeyboard PC -- a fully-functional PC concealed within a svelte and stylish keyboard.

Image: NASA Satellite Imagery Keeping Eye on the Gulf Oil Spill

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured a natural-color image of the slick from space. The oil slick resulted from an accident ...

Countdown to Pad Abort 1 Test

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA’s latest flight test, called Pad Abort 1 (PA-1), is scheduled for launch on Thursday, May 6, at the Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex 32E at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) ...

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