New device tests uncertainty principle with new precision

In the submicroscopic world -- the domain of elementary particles and individual atoms -- things behave in the strange, counter-intuitive fashion governed by the principles of quantum mechanics. Nothing (or so it seems) like ...

Dig uncovers 200-year-old rectory in Mo.

Archaeologists have found the remains of an 18th century rectory used by French missionaries in what is now a park in a St. Louis suburb.

China has its worst spell of acid rain

China had its worst spell of acid rain in August with Beijing among the hardest hit, the China Meteorological Administration said Friday.

Research breakthrough for the protein factories of tomorrow

Using a kind of molecular ‘hip joint operation,’ researchers at Uppsala University have succeeded in replacing a natural amino acid in a protein with an artificial one. This step forward opens the possibility of creating ...

Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System

Almost every day, the great antennas of NASA's Deep Space Network turn to a blank patch of sky in the constellation Ophiuchus. Pointing at nothing, or so it seems, they invariably pick up a signal, faint but full of intelligence. ...

Leicester scientist watch mother nature breathing in

Earth Observation Scientists at the University of Leicester have been able to measure from space for the first time signals showing the amount of carbon dioxide taken up by plants, in a project hailed by the Natural Environment ...

Bigger is not necessarily better -- in hydrogen storage

University of Nottingham scientists have made a breakthrough which could help in the development of the next generation of environmentally-friendly cars. Their latest findings on hydrogen storage could be crucial in the development ...

Satellites reveal that green means rain in Africa

Scientists from the NERC – funded Climate and Land Surface Interactions Centre (CLASSIC) have found that the presence of green vegetation has a major influence on the amount of rain that falls in the Sahel region of Africa, ...

New Ultra-Wideband Radio Design Hurdles Traditional Challenges

A working prototype of an ultra-wideband digital wireless radio, a feat that the electronics industry has struggled to accomplish, has been built by four undergraduates from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The device ...

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