Why some aphids can't stand the heat

For pea aphids, the ability to go forth and multiply can depend on a single gene, according to new research. An overheated aphid with a mutation in that gene can't reproduce.

Ancient Peruvian metallurgy studied

Ancient metal pollution trapped within the mud at the bottom of a lake in Peru reveals the Andean people were smelting copper as far back as 1,000 years ago.

Improved Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials May Enhance Solar Cells

Novel, self-assembly techniques for fabricating inorganic nanomaterials that could pave the way for more efficient and powerful solar cells, chemical sensors and detectors currently are being developed by a University at ...

Atoms Fly Apart in Direct Crystal Melting

Using an intense laser and ultra-fast x-rays, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) researchers have observed the atomic events involved in rapid crystal melting.

Freeze: Scientists film protein in action

It is difficult to find similarities between Grenoble and Hollywood or between the researchers at the ESRF and the Institut de Biologie Structural (IBS) and world-known filmmakers. However, scientists from these institutes ...

Birdwatching goes hi-tech with online video camera game

Fans of massive multi-player online games who are also interested in nature will soon get a chance to try out a new system developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Texas A&M University.

Back to the Moon: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project

Of the two luminaries that dominate our sky, it is the moon that is of particular interest to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) project. The LRO will travel to the moon in late fall 2008, mapping the surface to help ...

Space Station Crew Landing Moved to Saturday

The 14th crew of the ISS, Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, along with Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi, will land at 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 21 in Kazakhstan.

Experiment confirmed famous physics model

Physicists can rest easy--the Standard Model of Particle Physics is still in effect. More than 100 MIT students and professors jammed into Room 35-225 on Wednesday, April 11, to hear the long-anticipated results of a particle ...

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