Why noise can enhance sensitivity to weak signals

A team of Japanese researchers has discovered a new mechanism to explain stochastic resonance, in which sensitivity to weak signals is enhanced by noise. The finding is expected to help electronic devices become smaller and ...

Calculating the impacts of natural events on wildlife

A new method could help scientists understand how wildlife populations are affected by major natural events such as hurricanes, severe winters, and tsunamis. The approach suggests the 2011 tsunami had an unexpectedly limited ...

New record set for carbon-carbon single bond length

Hokkaido University researchers have synthesized an organic compound with a longer bond between carbon atoms than ever before—exceeding the assumed limit for carbon-carbon single bond (C-C) lengths. The researchers termed ...

Decoding behavioral variation in ant clones

Genetically identical clonal ants show surprising diversity in their attraction to sweetness, according to new research in the journal Royal Society Open Science. While differences in behavior and preferences among a species ...

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