Search results for force of nature

Environment 40 minutes ago

Climate change is killing trees in Queensland's tropical rainforests

In recent years, the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast has seen multiple events of mass coral bleaching as human-caused global warming has driven sustained high temperatures in the ocean.

Nanomaterials 40 minutes ago

The small things make a big difference in the science of measurement

Scientists must make ever more sophisticated measurements as technology shrinks to the nanoscale and we face global challenges from the effects of climate change.

Quantum Physics 19 hours ago

First direct observation of the dead-cone effect in particle physics

The ALICE collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has made the first direct observation of the dead-cone effect—a fundamental feature of the theory of the strong force that binds quarks and gluons together into ...

Quantum Physics 19 hours ago

Ultracold bubbles on space station open new avenues of quantum research

Produced inside NASA's Cold Atom Lab, ultracold bubbles provide new opportunities to experiment with an exotic state of matter.

Polymers 21 hours ago

Graphene-wrapped zeolite membranes for fast hydrogen separation

The effects of global warming are becoming more serious, and there is a strong demand for technological advances to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Hydrogen is an ideal clean energy which produces water when burned. To promote ...

Other May 17, 2022

Congress dives into UFOs, but no signs of extraterrestrials

Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life.

General Physics May 17, 2022

Aerodynamics of perching birds could inform aircraft design

If you have ever watched a bird land on a tree branch, you may have noticed that it rapidly pitches its wings upward at a high angle to execute a smooth landing. However, for some birds, they land by folding their wings as ...

Biochemistry May 17, 2022

How three mutations work together to spur new SARS-CoV-2 variants

Like storm waves battering a ship, new versions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have buffeted the world one after another. Recently, scientists keeping tabs on these variants noticed a trend: Many carry the same set of three mutations. ...

Evolution May 17, 2022

New insights on link between genetic mutations and biological evolution

In biological evolution, we know that it's all about the survival of the fittest: organisms that develop genetic traits that allow them to better adapt to their physical environment are more likely to thrive, and thus pass ...

Archaeology May 16, 2022

'Homo sapiens is too arrogant: Call us Homo faber, the toolmaker'

We need to dispel the arrogant and misguided idea that modern humans are superior to earlier human species. It is thanks in part to all our predecessors such as Neanderthals that we are who we are today. This is according ...

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