'Cooper pairs' can be found in insulators as well superconductors

Nearly a century ago, Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes discovered that some metals transform into perfect electrical conductors when cooled to temperatures near absolute zero. Once started, their currents of electrons can ...

Rising tides intensify non-volcanic tremor in Earth's crust

For more than a decade geoscientists have detected what amount to ultra-slow-motion earthquakes under Western Washington and British Columbia on a regular basis, about every 14 months. Such episodic tremor-and-slip events ...

Mars Doubles in Brightness

During the past month, Mars has doubled in brightness and it is putting a nice show for backyard stargazers.

Ban: Science has role in Africa's future

Science, technology and human resources are needed to aid Africa's efforts to ease poverty and attain sustainable development, U.N. officials said.

Interest in sub-glacial waters global

The study of Antarctica's sub-glacial environment will be the next focus for polar research, predicts a Texas A&M professor who led several Antarctica studies.

Internet users give up privacy in exchange for trust

With public concern over online fraud, new research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, has revealed that internet users will reveal more personal information online if they believe they can trust the organisation ...

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