Landscape complexity affects pigeons' navigation

(Phys.org) —Homing pigeons' ability to learn and remember routes depends on the complexity of the landscape below. Hedges and boundaries between urban and rural areas provide ideal landmarks for navigation.

Thermotropic phase boundaries in classic ferroelectrics

(Phys.org) —Novel monoclinic subphases in ferroelectric BaTiO3 were observed by ANL's Center for Nanoscale Materials users from The Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with CNM's X-Ray Microscopy Group and scientists ...

Policy briefing analyzes US climate change

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Texas A&M University doctoral graduate have co-authored a policy briefing on climate change, one of seven publications focusing on energy in the U.S.

Prototype cryostat for neutrino experiment exceeds purity goals

Scientists and engineers working on the design of the particle detector for the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment celebrated a major success in January. They operated for the first time a 35-ton prototype cryostat ...

Painting robot lends surgeons a hand

(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.

Making aerogels the fast way

One day, Union College's Aerogel Team's novel way of making "frozen smoke" could improve some of our favorite machines, including cars.

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