Gold, DNA Combination May Lead To Nano-Sensor

The ability to use genetic material to assemble nanoscopic particles of gold could be an important step toward creating tiny “spies” that will be able to infiltrate individual cells and report back in real time on the ...

Quagga mussels threaten western U.S. waters, researcher reports

Pipe-clogging invasive mussels caused up to $1.5 billion in damage across 23 states between 1989 and 2007. Now, fingernail-sized quagga mussels, a close relative of zebra mussels, have spread to the West and threaten to do ...

Pregnant women get morning sickness to protect fetus

Morning sickness. It's the bane of many of a pregnancy. And many a future mother wonders at the apparently unnecessary suffering. But, it turns out, there's meaning to the misery. Two evolutionary biologists report that morning ...

New paper offers insights into 'blinking' phenomena

A new paper by a team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Bolizsár Jankó provides an overview of research into one of the few remaining unsolved problems of quantum mechanics.

Catch a new planet

Is there anybody out there? Could the Universe contain lots of other planets like ours? Are there new worlds yet to be discovered?

Solution to high energy costs could lie underground

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Georgianne Peek thinks a possible solution to high energy costs lies underground. And it’s not coal or oil. It’s compressed air energy storage (CAES).

Ski Faster with Camera-less Fusion Motion Capture

Professional skiers can now learn how to ski faster with the aid of a new system used to capture 3D motion of athletic movements – Fusion Motion Capture (FMC). Featured in Wiley-Blackwell’s journal, Sports Technology, ...

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