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Supercomputers shine new light on ocean turbulence

As an ocean wave laps up against a beach, it contains innumerable swirls and eddies. The seawater forms complex patterns at each level, from the waves that surfers catch to ripples too small and fast for the human eye to ...

Investigating the role of 'random walks' in particle diffusion

Several recent experiments identify unusual patterns in particle diffusion, hinting at some underlying complexity in the process which physicists have yet to discover. Through new analysis published in The European Physical ...

Study examines aerodynamic performance of nylon shuttlecocks

Badminton traces its roots back more than a millennium, but the modern version of the racket game originated in the late 19th century in England. Today, it is the second most popular sport in the world behind soccer, with ...

Why paint does not dry slower in a humid environment

A team of physicists at The University of Edinburgh working with an infection and immunity specialist with the university's Roslin Institute has, via experimentation, validated a theory to explain why paint dries at the same ...

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New computer code for mechanics of tissues and cells in three dimensions
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Novel measurement technique for fluid-mixing phenomena using selective color imaging method
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Larger-than-expected prehistoric mammal species uncovered in Patagonia
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Global warming found to increase the diversity of active soil bacteria
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Astronomers detect a new short-period brown dwarf
Plants & Animals
Male glass frogs that care for offspring found to have smaller testes
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Researchers produce 3D model of the ribosome and visualize how it is made
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Paleontologists discover a 240-million-year-old 'Chinese dragon'
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Mindfulness at work protects against stress and burnout, study finds
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Researchers develop a computer from an array of VCSELs with optical feedback
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Study shows cloud clustering causes more extreme rain
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Forever chemicals reach extraordinary levels in wildlife at Holloman Air Force Base
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How to build your own robot friend: Making AI education more accessible
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Using light to control the catalytic process
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Biomolecular condensates: Regulatory hubs for plant iron supply
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Polymer-based tunable optical components allow for metasurfaces that can switched with light
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Researchers identify a key player in chromatin regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana
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Researchers develop hemostatic agent from mussels and silkworm cocoons to stop organ bleeding