Marine invasive species advance 50km per decade

A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine is one of many research results announced Tues. Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Ciudad de ...

NASA says Phoenix Mars mission has ended (Update 2)

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months. As anticipated, seasonal decline in sunshine at the robot's arctic landing site is not providing enough sunlight ...

Deep sea expedition sets sail

Setting sail on the Pacific, a University of Delaware-led research team has embarked on an extreme adventure that will find several of its members plunging deep into the sea to study hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor.

Liquid or solid? Charged nanoparticles in lipid membrane decide

Like water and ice cubes mixed in a glass, a group of organic compounds called lipids can coexist as liquid and solid in membranes. This patchiness in phospholipid membranes is fundamental to their use as biomolecules and ...

Game lets geeks compete to build virtual supercomputer

(PhysOrg.com) -- For those ready to get their geek on, Purdue Unviersity has created the computer game for you. Rack-A-Node is an online video game that lets those über-geeks who love both science and technology try their ...

What's in that stuff? Ask GoodGuide

(PhysOrg.com) -- As an academic researcher, Dara O’Rourke has spent more than a decade flying to far-flung corners of the world to suss out the impacts of global supply chains on workers and the environment. But it took ...

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