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Redistribution of wealth could boost consumption rate
PHYS.ORG Want to boost the consumption rate in the United States? Transfer wealth from the top 20 percent of earners to the bottom 80 percent, according to a University of Michigan study. 3 minutes
Point patterns help to predict landslides
PHYS.ORG Examining the detail of a natural disaster in Italy in 2009 has helped KAUST researchers develop a statistical model that could help predict landslides in specific areas under given storm scenarios. 3 minutes
Cyclist/motorist crashes worse at stop/give way junctions
PHYS.ORG Cyclists are being more seriously hurt in crashes with motor vehicles at intersections with 'Stop' or 'Give-way' signs than at intersections with traffic signals or without any signage, a QUT study has found. 3 minutes
Lenovo posts $189 mn full-year loss on one-time write-off
PHYS.ORG Chinese technology giant Lenovo on Thursday said it recorded a $189 million net loss for its full fiscal year due mainly to a one-time charge, while saying it was planning... 23 minutes
How can fish producers tackle climate change?
PHYS.ORG Global consumption of fish and shellfish has more than doubled over the past 50 years, and is expected to rise further, according to a report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Europe... 23 minutes
Ancient meteorite tells tales of Mars topography
PHYS.ORG By looking at an ancient Martian meteorite that landed in the Sahara Desert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have determined how and when the red planet's crustal topographic and geophysical divide... 23 minutes
Volkswagen rejects 'protectionism' after US car tariff threat
PHYS.ORG Car behemoth Volkswagen warned Thursday against "one-sided protectionism" after the United States said it was considering new taxes on auto imports in the name of national security. 23 minutes
Ikea recalls bikes over safety issues
PHYS.ORG Swedish home goods giant Ikea on Thursday announced a recall of its bicycles following a string of accidents caused by problems with the drive belt. 23 minutes
Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change
PHYS.ORG Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday. 23 minutes
Climate victims seek justice, in the courtroom and on the street
PHYS.ORG People around the world beset by drought, heatwaves, rising seas and storm surges made worse by global warming are calling for "climate justice," and many are... 23 minutes
Evolution of a deadly virus
PHYS.ORG Infections caused by the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) are severe and have high mortality rates for horses—90 percent—and humans—33 percent, with significant brain damage in most human survivors. 23 minutes
Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia
PHYS.ORG The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia. 23 minutes
Hunting a 'great' shark deterrent
PHYS.ORG Valuable insights into the performance of commercially available personal shark deterrents have been revealed in Flinders University research. 23 minutes
France vows to tackle noxious seaweed 'disaster' in Caribbean
PHYS.ORG The French government is preparing a plan to deal with a new invasion of stinky seaweed that is covering the beaches of some its islands in the Caribbean, causing health... 23 minutes
How local communities can transition to sustainable energy systems
PHYS.ORG What makes for a successful transition to a low-carbon energy system? Local involvement, perceived fairness and information sharing, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. 1 hour
Controlling catalytic reactions by changing nanosurfaces
PHYS.ORG Change the face of nanoparticles and you'll rule chemistry! Depending on the lighting, the surfaces of appropriately crafted nanoparticles can change their topography. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences... 1 hour
Optimizing lithium-sulfur battery electrolytes for long life
PHYS.ORG In the future, lithium-sulfur (Li-S) rechargeable batteries could hold more energy and cost less than lithium-ion batteries if they can be made to last longer. A key challenge is preventing the polysulfide ions that... 1 hour
A simple mechanism could have been decisive for the development of life
PHYS.ORG The question of the origin of life remains one of the oldest unanswered scientific questions. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)... 1 hour
Charcoal lighter fluid makes summer grilling more environmentally friendly
PHYS.ORG Whether they call it a "barbecue" or a "cookout," Americans love backyard cooking. Grilling steaks, hamburgers—even veggie burgers—on a warm summer evening has become such a part of our culture... 1 hour
Sustainable highly conductive electrode materials from ultrathin carbon nanofiber aerogels derived from nanofibrillated
PHYS.ORG Carbon aerogels are ultralight, conductive materials, which are extensively investigated for applications in supercapacitor electrodes in electrical cars and cell phones. Chinese... 1 hour
Previously unknown rice blast resistance isolated
PHYS.ORG A never-before-described gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)... 1 hour
Kepler begins 18th observing campaign with a focus on star clusters
PHYS.ORG NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft began the 18th observing campaign of its extended mission, K2, on May 12. For the next 82 days, Kepler will stare at... 1 hour
Image: GRACE-FO launches to provide a unique view of Earth's climate
PHYS.ORG The NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission launched onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from... 1 hour
Using the K computer, scientists predict exotic "di-Omega" particle
PHYS.ORG Based on complex simulations of quantum chromodynamics performed using the K computer, one of the most powerful computers in the world, the HAL QCD Collaboration, made up of scientists from... 1 hour
Arabica coffee genome sequenced
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Coffee is one of the largest commodity crops in the world, with people consuming more than 2.25 billion cups every day. Climate change is predicted to decrease the area suitable for growing coffee by as much as 50 percent by... 1 hour
Closing the loop on sustainable aquaculture
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On a farm just outside of Sacramento, hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish swim around in 50-foot diameter tanks. These are white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. They've been around since dinosaurs, can grow more... 1 hour
Using deep neural network acceleration for image analysis in drug discovery
PHYS.ORG High content screening of cellular phenotypes is a fundamental tool supporting early drug discovery. The term "high content" signifies the rich set of thousands of predefined... 1 hour
InSight steers toward Mars
PHYS.ORG NASA's InSight lander has made its first course correction toward Mars. 1 hour
Black holes play hide-and-seek in low-luminosity radio galaxies
PHYS.ORG Every galaxy is thought to harbor a supermassive black hole in the center, or nucleus, of the galaxy, and in active galaxies this black hole is fed by infalling matter. This "central... 1 hour
The path to success for fish sperm
PHYS.ORG In many animals, males pursue alternative tactics when competing for the fertilization of eggs. Some cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika breed in empty snail shells, which may select for extremely divergent mating tactics. A... 1 hour
Study shows link between urbanization and changes in body size of animals
PHYS.ORG A large international team of researchers has found a link between urbanization and changes in animal body size. In their paper published in the... 1 hour
Archaeologists post research data from Sudan online
PHYS.ORG The University of Münster's Institute of Egyptology and Coptology (Germany) is now uploading data gathered between 2009 and 2016 during field research in Sudan regarding graves, small huts and stone-lined sleeping places from antiquity... 1 hour
Beyond the limits of conventional electronics: stable organic molecular nanowires
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology created the first thermally stable organic molecular nanowire devices using a single 4.5-nm-long molecule placed inside electroless gold-plated nanogap electrodes. 3 hours
Strain directs spin waves
PHYS.ORG Chip development is complicated by the increasing temperatures in modern electronic devices based on semiconductor materials. Therefore, the development of spin wave integrated circuits (ICs) that can perform information processing by manipulating spin, rather than heat-producing electron movements, has been... 3 hours
Recombinant E. coli as a biofactory for the biosynthesis of diverse nanomaterials
PHYS.ORG A metabolic research group at KAIST and Chung-Ang University in Korea has developed a recombinant E. coli strain that biosynthesizes 60 nanomaterials covering 35... 3 hours
Team makes breakthrough in synthetic genome rearrangement
PHYS.ORG A synthetic biology team at Tianjin University (TJU) has reported new methods and strategies for genome rearrangement and accelerated the evolution of yeast strains with their three latest studies published in Nature Communications on... 3 hours
Scientists reveal atomic details for one of Legionella's enzymatic weapons and develop first inhibitor
PHYS.ORG Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major medical problem worldwide, impacting both human health and economic well-being. A new strategy for... 3 hours
Could a particle accelerator using laser-driven implosion become a reality?
PHYS.ORG Laser pulse compression technology invented in the late 1980s resulted in high-power, short-pulse laser techniques, enhancing laser intensity 10 million-fold in a quarter of a century. 4 hours
US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers
PHYS.ORG The US Justice Department said Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied... 6 hours
Indonesia ride-hailing app GoJek says expanding abroad
PHYS.ORG Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek said Thursday it would expand into Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines as it takes on regional rival Grab in the fast-growing Southeast Asian market. 6 hours
California high court to rule on social media access
PHYS.ORG The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants. 6 hours
Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash
PHYS.ORG Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles... 6 hours
Hawaii volcano produces methane and 'eerie' blue flames
PHYS.ORG Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new... 7 hours
NASA's new chief changes mind, now believes in climate change
PHYS.ORG NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admitted Wednesday he has changed his mind about climate change and... 7 hours
Silicon breakthrough could make key microwave technology much cheaper and better
PHYS.ORG Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as... 7 hours
Cyclone Mekenu pummels Yemeni island, seven missing
PHYS.ORG Seven people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra Wednesday night, causing severe flooding and damage to houses, officials said. 7 hours
Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds
PHYS.ORG Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA). 7 hours
Electron tomography technique leads to 3-D reconstructions at the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG Understanding the microscopic structure of a material is key to understanding how it functions and its functional properties. Advances in fields like materials science have increasingly pushed abilities... 17 hours
Trump can't block his critics on Twitter, judge rules
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a case with potentially far-reaching implications for social media use by public... 17 hours
First chip-scale broadband optical system that can sense molecules in the mid-IR
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated, for the first time, a chip-based dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared range, that requires no moving parts and... 17 hours
Arabica coffee genome sequenced
Closing the loop on sustainable aquaculture
Plasma rain in the sun’s atmosphere falls in surprising places
How situation awareness could save your life
How situation awareness could save your life
How situation awareness could save your life
Team cracks code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes
Astronomers spot a distant and lonely neutron star
What’s really behind ‘gluten sensitivity’?
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Pairing AI with optical scanning for real-world product authentication
A necessary evil? What you need to know about animal research
Bendy laser beams can examine human tissue like never before
Previously unreported Arctic phytoplankton transport could jeopardize fish populations
Mapping the Genes Responsible for Pluripotency
Malaria-causing parasite manipulates liver cells to survive