CO2 may help some trees weather ice storms

U.S. scientists say higher levels of carbon dioxide predicted for later this century might help reduce damage to some trees caused by ice storms.

High income: lower disability rates

A University of California-Berkeley-led study has found health disparities exist even between those with higher incomes.

NASA to hold ISS missions briefing

NASA officials say they will hold two briefings next week concerning the current and next mission to the International Space Station.

More female computer scientists wanted

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a new freshman-level computer science program aimed at enticing women to become computer scientists.

Turbulent fibers

From car interiors to diapers – non-woven tissues are used every-where. Manufacturers are aiming to produce increasingly hard-wearing non-woven tissues from as little plastic as possible. A simulation model has been designed ...

Energy from ceramics

Micro fuel cells are already being acclaimed as an alternative to batteries. However, producing them from hundreds of tiny separate parts is complex and expensive. An alternative is now available: ceramic fuel cells that ...

Satellites Will Improve Understanding of the Sun

NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission will dramatically improve understanding of the powerful solar eruptions that can send more than a billion tons of the sun's outer atmosphere hurtling into space.

Snapdragons take the evolutionary high-road

Roses are red, violets are blue, but why aren't snapdragons orange? Norwich scientists from the John Innes Centre (JIC) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, ...

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