A new study of animal swarms uncovers some new features of their collective behaviour when overcrowding sets in Share This See Also Behavioral Science Zoology Inorganic Chemistry Detectors Nanorobotics Mechanics Drag physics Equilibrioception Swarming is ... - Read More
Carbon nanotubes and magnetic molecules are considered building blocks of future nanoelectronic systems Their electric and mechanical properties play an important role Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and French colleagues from Grenoble and Strasbourg ... - Read More
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research MPI P in Germany have created a new synthetic hybrid material with a mineral content of almost 90 percent yet ... - Read More
New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More
The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More
Collaborators from Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare have developed a new single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA Methylation the addition of a methyl group of molecules to a DNA strand is one ... - Read More
How you get the chameleon of the molecules to settle on a particular look has been discovered by RUB chemists led by Professor Dominik Marx The molecule CH5+ is normally not to be described by ... - Read More
Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells This phenomenon provides a telltale sign that cancer is present via diagnostics such as PET scans ... - Read More
As computer manufacturers cram ever more processing power onto tiny chips they face a growing problem The connections between electronic components that measure just a few billionths of a meter across allow electrons to leak ... - Read More
Heavy rains have become more frequent in the upper Midwest over the past 60 years according to a study from the University of Iowa The trend appears to hold true even with the current drought ... - Read More
Energy is getting more and more expensive and experts are predicting record electricity and heating prices A software platform promises to lighten the load for households and businesses by making it easier for consumers to ... - Read More
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More
A simple fermentation treatment can convert a by product of biofuel production into a valuable chemical feedstock for a wide range of biomedical products Share This See Also Cell Biology Agriculture and Food Organic Chemistry ... - Read More
New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so called integrated pest management IPM measures scientists ... - Read More
The search for sustainable new materials to store heat captured from the sun for release during the night has led scientists to a high tech combination of paraffin wax and sand Their report on the ... - Read More
To study the effects of ocean acidification ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden The project is unique mesocosms of this size have never been used for such ... - Read More
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More
Earth is the only known planet that holds water in massive quantities and in all three of the main phase states But the earthly omnipresent compound water has very unusual properties that become particularly evident ... - Read More
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
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