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Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought
PHYS.ORG As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them. 2 minutes
Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef
PHYS.ORG Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great... 2 minutes
Israeli army unveils new 'dual-use' tank
PHYS.ORG The Israeli army on Thursday revealed details of a new tank it was developing, designed more for use in guerrilla warfare conditions. 2 minutes
Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change—they just don't realize it
PHYS.ORG Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not all that far, as it turns out. They're just... 2 minutes
Microsoft profit climbs as cloud grows
PHYS.ORG Microsoft on Thursday said its revenue and profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, getting results from its bets on cloud computing services and artificial intelligence. 2 minutes
UK space officials seek nifty name for Mars rover
PHYS.ORG The U.K. Space Agency is looking for a catchy name for the ExoMars Rover being developed for use in a mission set for 2020. 2 minutes
What Hollywood gets right and wrong about hacking
PHYS.ORG Spoiler warnings for Mr. Robot, Arrow and Blackhat 2 minutes
Protecting the Intellectual Property of AI with Watermarking
PHYS.ORG If we can protect videos, audio and photos with digital watermarking, why not AI models? 2 minutes
Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics
PHYS.ORG A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer. 2 minutes
Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost
PHYS.ORG Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space. 2 minutes
Disappearing messages, private phones test open records laws
PHYS.ORG One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. 2 minutes
Kenya to get first deployment of internet balloons from Google parent
PHYS.ORG The first commercial deployment for Project Loon—the "balloon-powered internet" being developed by Google parent Alphabet—is headed for Kenya, the US tech giant said Thursday. 2 minutes
Houseplants could one day monitor home health
PHYS.ORG In a perspective published in the July 20 issue of Science, Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. 2 minutes
How to weigh stars with gravitational lensing
PHYS.ORG Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the predictions of the passages of foreground stars in front of background stars. A team of astronomers, using ultra-precise measurements from the Gaia satellite, have accurately forecast two passages in... 2 minutes
Young people who frequently argue with their parents are better citizens, research finds
PHYS.ORG Teenagers who regularly clash with their parents are more likely to have given time to a charity or humanitarian cause, a study... 23 minutes
Electronic tongue allows for the fast, cheap detection of adulterated honey
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) have developed an electronic "tongue" able to distinguish adulterated honeys in an easy, fast and cheap way. 23 minutes
Where to search for signs of life on Titan
PHYS.ORG New findings, published in the journal Astrobiology, suggest that large craters are the prime locations in which to find the building blocks of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. 23 minutes
Who needs science advice anyway? Governments, for one
PHYS.ORG There has been much consternation within the Ontario research community since Premier Doug Ford summarily dismissed the province's first chief scientist, Molly Shoichet, after she'd been in the job for only six... 23 minutes
How California's sea stars are evolving past a devastating pandemic
PHYS.ORG In 2012, environmental systems graduate student Lauren Schiebelhut was collecting DNA from ochre sea stars living along the Northern California coast—part of an effort to study genetic diversity... 23 minutes
A phonon laser operating at an exceptional point
PHYS.ORG The basic quanta of light (photon) and sound (phonon) are bosonic particles that largely obey similar rules and are in general very good analogs of one another. Physicists have explored this analogy... 23 minutes
Did a rogue star change the makeup of our solar system?
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the Max-Planck Institute and Queen's University has used new information to test a theory that suggests a rogue star passed close... 23 minutes
Shining light on excited-state dynamics in perovskite materials
PHYS.ORG Through a close collaboration between experimentalists at University of California Berkeley and theorists in Los Alamos's Theoretical Division group T-1, the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), and Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT),... 23 minutes
The heat is on – and that's great news for rare Siamese crocodiles
PHYS.ORG As temperatures soar to record levels across much of the world, many people are complaining that it's hot enough to fry an... 23 minutes
Beets and carrots could lead to stronger and greener buildings
PHYS.ORG According to engineers, root vegetables aren't only good for the body. Their fibres could also help make concrete mixtures stronger and more eco-friendly. 23 minutes
How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life
PHYS.ORG The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host an astonishing richness of plants and animals. These species have been sources of food, shelter and medicine... 43 minutes
Researchers report two-faced Janus membrane applications
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes—double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. Creating two distinct "faces" on these delicate surfaces, however, is... 43 minutes
Scientists explore new experimental model systems to advance biology
PHYS.ORG Tremendous advancement of basic biological knowledge has come from genetically manipulating model organisms to test mechanistic hypotheses. But the selection of traditional model organisms available offers a limited view of... 43 minutes
Researchers study gravitational lensing around an extremely dense galaxy cluster
PHYS.ORG Dark matter halos are theoretical bodies inside which galaxies are suspended; the halo's mass dominates the total mass. These halos cannot be observed directly, but astronomers infer their... 1 hour
How satellites and other aerial technologies have changed society
PHYS.ORG Satellites have changed the way we experience the world, by beaming back images from around the globe and letting us explore the planet through online maps and other visuals. Such... 1 hour
Capturing the shadow of Saturn's moon Titan from right here on Earth
PHYS.ORG Titan is Saturn's largest moon, and it is more like a planet than a moon in many respects. 1 hour
Shark data greatly expanded North America's biggest marine protected area
PHYS.ORG North America's biggest marine protected area—Mexico's Revillagigedo National Park—may have been nearly seven times smaller if not for shark-tracking data collected by researchers and alumni from the University... 1 hour
How good is your therapist? This machine will tell you
PHYS.ORG For people struggling to overcome addiction, good therapy can be hugely beneficial. But bad therapy is worse than no therapy at all. 1 hour
New particle formation found to occur in heavily polluted air
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has found that new particle formation (NPF) can occur in the atmosphere even in heavily polluted air. In their paper published in the... 1 hour
Deep groundwater in coastal deltas resilient to contamination
PHYS.ORG Groundwater pumped from the depths of the coastal Bengal Basin supporting more than 80 million people is largely secure from contamination, according to new research by UCL and the British Geological Survey. 1 hour
Putting bacteria to work
PHYS.ORG The idea of bacteria as diverse, complex perceptive entities that can hunt prey in packs, remember past experiences and interact with the moods and perceptions of their human hosts sounds like the plot of some low-budget science fiction movie. But... 1 hour
New findings on intercellular communication
PHYS.ORG Led by Benoit Vanhollebeke, WELBIO investigator at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the Laboratory of Neurovascular Signaling has solved an important enigma of cell signaling related to Wnt signaling specificity. 1 hour
CRISPR-based tool maps gene function in human cells
PHYS.ORG UC San Francisco scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of them never before studied in detail. 1 hour
How will climate change impact coastal communities? A study on Virginia's barrier islands
PHYS.ORG Off the seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a chain of uninhabited barrier islands that help protect the mainland coast from storms... 1 hour
Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently... 1 hour
Carbon components from a 3-D printer
PHYS.ORG Three ETH alumni have developed a 3-D printer capable of manufacturing components from carbon fiber composites. Their ETH spin-off, 9T Labs, could bring a breakthrough for the manufacturing and utilization of extremely lightweight and strong parts. 1 hour
How China is taking on climate change
PHYS.ORG In 2017, China was the world's leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. Its policies for limiting emissions will have a significant impact on the global climate for decades to come. 1 hour
Poor mental health days may cost the economy billions of dollars
PHYS.ORG Poor mental health ranks as one of the costliest forms of sickness for U.S. workers and may sap billions of dollars from the country's income growth,... 1 hour
LC10 – the neuron that tracks fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Many animals rely on vision to detect, locate, and track moving objects. Male Drosophila fruit flies primarily use visual cues to stay close to a female and to direct their courtship song... 2 hours
Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text
PHYS.ORG When historian Rowan Dorin first stepped onto the Stanford campus in early 2017, he made it a habit to visit Green Library every week to dig through its collection of medieval documents... 2 hours
Study suggests meat and dairy industry on track to surpass oil companies as biggest greenhouse gas emitters
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and GRAIN have released a... 2 hours
'Storm chasers' on Mars searching for dusty secrets
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth—and even more so on Mars. 2 hours
Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism
PHYS.ORG A Purdue University study has mapped a complex series of pathways that control the shape of plant cells. The findings are an important step toward customizing how plants grow to suit particular... 2 hours
Northwestern rocket to launch July 22 to explore 'star stuff'
PHYS.ORG As astronomer Carl Sagan famously said, "We are made of star stuff." So to better understand ourselves, we must look out into the galaxy. 2 hours
Image: Technicians ensure James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield survives stresses experienced during liftoff
PHYS.ORG Technicians ensure James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield survives stresses experienced during liftoff 2 hours
Image: Mars dust storm
PHYS.ORG The high resolution stereo camera on board ESA's Mars Express captured this impressive upwelling front of dust clouds – visible in the right half of the frame – near the north polar ice cap of Mars in April this year. 2 hours
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Researchers report two-faced Janus membrane applications
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'Storm chasers' on Mars searching for dusty secrets
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Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats
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Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
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Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
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Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
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‘Smart plants’ could soon detect deadly radon and mold in your home
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Video: The chemistry of food cooking
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Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall
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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
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Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
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This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cells
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In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail
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Bengal cat receives first feline hip replacement surgery performed at Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital
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