The Earth shook, but it wasn't an earthquake

The East Coast boom issue dates to at least the winter of 1977-78, when similar shock waves hit many communities. The military denied responsibility, so rumors and speculations abounded: secret weapons tests; operations of ...

Researchers seek efficient means of splitting water

Photovoltaics promise to help meet our energy needs by turning sunlight into electricity. We can't run everything that way, but with a little tweaking, photovoltaic materials can use solar energy to split water into hydrogen ...

Genome research explains human migration, evolution

Indigenous Arabs are direct descendants of humans who migrated out of Africa, before others continued on to colonize Europe and Asia, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Qatar. In addition ...

Public rice genomic resources are boon for breeders

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has launched a set of open-access genomic resources that will greatly accelerate the ability of geneticists and breeders to link genes to important traits in rice.

Counting cancer-busting oxygen molecules

Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep ...

Plasma physicist discusses the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) produced the first helium plasma in the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator last December. Since then, they have cleaned the plasma vessel with many more helium discharges. ...

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