Plants could override climate change effects on wildfires

(PhysOrg.com) -- The increase in warmer and drier climates predicted to occur under climate change scenarios has led many scientists to also predict a global increase in the number of wildfires. But a new study in the May ...

Reef boom beats doom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Marine scientists say they are astonished at the spectacular recovery of certain coral reefs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from a devastating coral bleaching event in 2006.

RingCentral lets people work in a virtual office

Andrea Chavez works for a law firm with nearly 40 other attorneys. But she rarely sees her colleagues, because Virtual Law Partners isn't based anywhere -- it's everywhere.

Mass Loss Leaves Close-In Exoplanets Exposed to the Core

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists has found that giant exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could lose a quarter of their mass during their lifetime. The team found that planets that orbit closer ...

World's First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves 'First Light'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's brightest X-ray source sprang to life last week at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) offers researchers the first-ever ...

Sharp Releases Notebook PC with Optical Sensor LCD Pad

Sharp Corporation will release into the Japanese market a new notebook PC employing an optical sensor LCD for the touchpad. Its new touch-sensing recognition method allows handwritten input and intuitive direct-touch operation.

Undocumented students face barriers to higher education

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research released by the College Board shows that because of financial barriers and exclusion from the legal workforce, only a fraction of undocumented high school graduates go on to college. The board ...

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