Search results for Explained

Environment 12 hours ago

Disparities in the distribution of flood adaptation resources could be curbed by equity-weighting, research suggests

As the effects of climate change intensify, the need for efficient and equitable climate adaptation policies is becoming more urgent. This is especially true for U.S. coastal counties impacted by climate-induced sea-level ...

Agriculture 12 hours ago

Improving soil health yields unexpected benefits for farmers

In the U.S., as farmers wrestle with extreme heat and drought, heavy rainfall and flooding, and erosion—all factors of climate change which can take a toll on crops—there's been a lot of buzz over regenerative agriculture ...

Quantum Physics 23 hours ago

Physicists confirm quantum entanglement persists between top quarks, the heaviest known fundamental particles

An experiment by a group of physicists led by University of Rochester physics professor Regina Demina has produced a significant result related to quantum entanglement—an effect that Albert Einstein called "spooky action ...

General Physics Jun 14, 2024

Quantum entangled photons react to Earth's spin

A team of researchers led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work, published in Science ...

Ecology Jun 14, 2024

Study indicates Pennsylvania private forest landowners value fire as tool to manage woodlands

Fire can help shape ecosystems, and after a century of suppressing naturally occurring fire that has thrown forests out balance, some states—including Pennsylvania—are using controlled burns to help manage forests on ...

Ecology Jun 14, 2024

Studying the changing landscape of forest management: Researchers take a humanities approach

Around 40% of forested land in the United States is privately owned, and for agencies tasked with preserving the nation's natural resources, collaborations with private landowners are not just a vast opportunity, but a necessity.

Optics & Photonics Jun 14, 2024

When quantum dots meet blue phase liquid crystal elastomers

Circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) materials have attracted tremendous attention for their potential applications in many fields, such as molecular sensors, information encryption, and optical storage. So far, using ...

Cell & Microbiology Jun 14, 2024

A new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance: Temperature

Scientists from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), together with colleagues from the University of Montpellier (France) and the University of Oldenburg (Germany), have tested how a fever could affect the development ...

Biotechnology Jun 14, 2024

Novel insights into fluorescent 'dark states' illuminate ways forward for improved imaging

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have reported a way to improve molecular scale distance measurements using single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET). smFRET quantifies the excitation ...

Astronomy Jun 14, 2024

High-speed baby stars circle the supermassive black hole Sgr A* like a swarm of bees

Observational astronomy shows that newly discovered young stellar objects (YSOs) in the immediate vicinity of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* located in the center of our galaxy behave differently than expected. ...

page 1 from 40