Exposed: The strange sex life of spiders

Here's the good news: you are a male and you are allowed to have sex, at most, twice in your life. If that's the good news -- you may well ask -- what's the bad news? It's this: if you copulate for longer than 10 seconds, ...

Social networking apps for cars to be unveiled at U-M

(PhysOrg.com) -- Social networking and transportation utility applications for cars are being prototyped in a Cloud Computing in the Commute course taught this semester at the University of Michigan in partnership with Ford ...

Fast Transistors Could Save Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- Transistors, the cornerstone of electronics, are lossy and therefore consume energy. Swiss esearchers from the ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne have developed transistors targeting high switching speeds and higher ...

Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes.

New study for cleaner aviation fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO together with Australasia's major aviation players is leading a world-first study to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air transport by helping to develop a sustainable aviation fuels industry.

Cow Brain Protein May Hold Alternative Energy Promise

(PhysOrg.com) -- Of all the ideas that hold promise in alternative energy, cow brains are an odd candidate. They do not fit into the list of usual plant-based subjects, such as corn or switch grass. But cow brains contain ...

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