Adolescents involved with music do better in school

A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly reveals that music participation, defined as music lessons taken in or out of school and parents attending concerts with their children, has a positive effect on reading ...

Oil and gas production a major source of Dallas-Fort Worth smog

The first comprehensive analysis of air emissions associated with natural gas and oil production in the Barnett Shale area finds that emissions can be a significant contributor to Dallas-Fort Worth smog formation, comparable ...

NEC Develops a Three-Dimensional Chip-Stacked Flexible Memory

NEC Corporation announced today the development of chip-stacked flexible memory, which can be used to achieve a new system-on-chip (SoC) architecture. The new SoC's architecture consists of separate logic (excluding embedded ...

Discovery could lead to better rice yields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building on plant virus research started more than 20 years ago, a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis and his a colleague at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis have discovered ...

Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Taking a chemical approach, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel. The process, which is described ...

U-M researcher's idea may soon simplify financial aid process

(PhysOrg.com) -- Parents of students considering college are now struggling with a federal form that is longer and more grueling than the IRS Form 1040 but that could soon change, thanks to the work of a University of Michigan ...

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