Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system. more
Stellar waltz with dramatic ending  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Astronomers at the University of Bonn and their colleagues from Moscow have identified an unusual celestial object. It is most likely the product of the fusion of two stars that died a long time ago. After billions of... more
A better way to use atomic force microscopy to image molecules in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team of researchers at Justus Liebig University Giessen has found a way to dramatically improve the images of topologically complex 3-D... more
Researchers develop the first functional non-native metal hydrogenase  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Hydrogenases are enzymes that catalyze hydrogen activation. There are three types of hydrogenases in nature, all containing iron and some of them nickel. But in synthetic chemistry there is a whole host... more
2-metre sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100: study  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Global sea levels could rise by two metres (6.5 feet) and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century, according to new projections that double the UN's benchmark... more
Life and death in bacterial communities  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The coastal waters of the Red Sea have enough resources to support bacterial growth, but predation by protistan grazers limits the population, according to new research from KAUST. Since bacteria are vital players in the marine... more
Brown dwarfs are formed in the same way as sun-like stars  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Astronomers have discovered a so-called proto-disc around the proto-brown dwarf Mayrit. With this discovery, they were able to confirm for the first time that this celestial... more
Fighting counterfeit with carbon nanotubes  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The ubiquity of electronic devices makes it essential to use encryption and anti-counterfeiting tools to protect the privacy and security of users. With the growing expansion of the Internet of Things, protection against attacks that violate the authenticity... more
New Josephson junction study links quantum theory to experiment  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The Josephson junction is one of the most important elements in turning quantum phenomena into usable technology. more
Rhinoceros at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo gives birth to calf  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo says an eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki has given birth to a calf. more
Scientists use giant telescope on sea floor to study rays from space  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Curtin University researchers are part of an international project that will use a huge underwater neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea... more
Water formation on the moon  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
For the first time, a cross-disciplinary study has shown chemical, physical, and material evidence for water formation on the moon. Two teams from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa collaborated on the project: physical chemists at the UH... more
The first extraterrestrial mud ball in 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
On April 23 at 9:09 p.m. local time, residents of Aguas Zarcas, a small town in Costa Rica, saw a large "fireball" in the sky. more
19 EU member states record nitrogen dioxide concentrations above the annual limit value in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does... more
Lessons from the Moscow airport crash: leave your luggage behind  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
On May 5, 2019, an Aeroflot airliner crashed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, killing 41 of the 73 passengers. The plane, a Sukhoi Superjet-100, was bound for the northern... more
Climate change: sea level rise could displace millions of people within two generations  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
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Soil is the key to Earth's history (and future)  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The English language is full of phrases—from "bogged down" to "feet of clay" and "dirt cheap"—that reflect how we appreciate the diversity of soil, but value it little. more
Astrobee's first robot completes initial hardware checks in space  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
NASA astronaut Anne McClain performs the first series of tests of an Astrobee robot, Bumble, during a hardware checkout. To her right is the docking station that was installed in... more
Amyloid fibrils lit with near-infrared radiation found to emit a dim, near-infrared signal  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has found that amyloid fibrils lit with near-infrared radiation emit a dim,... more
Researchers find evidence of negative emotional contagion in lab ravens  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with institutions in Austria, the U.S. and Switzerland has found evidence of negative emotional contagion in lab ravens. In their paper published in... more
Study reveals link between sheep reproduction and infection  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Sheep living in the remote outpost of St Kilda are more susceptible to infection if they have recently given birth to lambs, according to new research involving the University of Stirling. more
Six paths to the nonsurgical future of brain-machine interfaces  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
DARPA has awarded funding to six organizations to support the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program, first announced in March 2018. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied... more
Bad marketing encourages consumers to opt for lower-quality products  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT Berlin together with Yalcin Akcay from... more
Engineers design solutions to tackle low-frequency noise  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Low frequency noise (500 Hertz and lower), which could stem from various sources such as construction machineries and aircrafts, is a form of environmental noise problem in urban environments. Such noise transmits over long... more
Cities in the cloud  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Thousands of sensors deployed across Newcastle-Gateshead, Sheffield and Bristol are providing us with a unique understanding of how our cities work and the impact climate change might have on them. more
Air pollution affects tree growth in Sao Paulo  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
As well as causing significant harm to human health, air pollution also stunts the growth of trees, one of the elements that can attenuate this typically urban environmental problem. more
Some of our foods contain nano particles—should we be worried?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
We choose to spend money on household items based on how they look, feel and taste, and how we think they might make our lives better. more
How 'doping' boosts next-gen solar cells towards commercialisation  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
An international team of researchers has brought a new generation of solar cells a step closer to commercialisation, by showing how sunlight can trigger a 'healing process' in the cells to improve... more
All base units of measurement now tied to defined constants rather than physical objects  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scales aren't changing and the weather won't be noticeably different, but on May 20 the definitions that underlie what your... more
Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Imagine you're a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way home from school, when out of nowhere a "dick pic" appears on your phone. Surprise!... more
The mechanism of cellular migration mode switching  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
When faced with difficult terrain, off-road vehicles can switch from two- to four-wheel drive to keep moving forward. Similarly, cell migration can be driven either by protrusion-directed crawling, or by contractile pulling forces, but... more
Ultra-thin superlattices from gold nanoparticles for nanophotonics  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Karg at the Institute of Physical Chemistry report a simple technique for developing highly ordered particle layers. The group worked with tiny, deformable spherical polymer beads with a... more
Plant discovery opens frontiers  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have far-reaching implications for the multibillion dollar biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries. more
Scientists use molecular tethers and chemical 'light sabers' to construct platforms for tissue engineering  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Tissue engineering could transform medicine. Instead of waiting for our bodies to regrow or repair damage after an injury or... more
Optical device decomposes a beam into a Cartesian grid of identical Gaussian spots  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed... more
A 'biomultimeter' to measure RNA and protein production in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Builders of genetic circuits face the same quandary as builders of digital circuits: testing their designs. Yet unlike bioengineers, engineers have a simple and universal testing tool—the multimeter—that... more
Staying in shape: MBL microscopy helps reveal how bacteria grow long, not wide  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The slender, rod-shaped Bacillus subtilis is one of the best-studied bacteria in the world, a go-to system for exploring and understanding how... more
Huawei: US controls have 'no impact,' talking to Google  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The founder of Huawei expressed confidence that Washington's curbs on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact and said Tuesday it is discussing "emergency relief" with Google... more
In a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Researchers have for the first time detected chemical traces of red pigment in an ancient fossil—an exceptionally well-preserved mouse, not unlike today's field mice, that roamed... more
Samsung shares rise as Huawei struggles  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Shares in Samsung Electronics climbed nearly three percent Tuesday on the back of its chief rival Huawei's mounting problems, including a decision by Google to sever ties with the Chinese mobile phone maker. more
Seven things we've learned about Ultima Thule, the farthest place visited by humans  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
About a billion miles more distant than Pluto is Ultima Thule, a peanut-shaped object in the outer solar system that's the farthest... more
Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains. more
US fires arrow into Huawei's Achilles heel  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The Trump administration's move to block US technology sales to Huawei shoots an arrow deep into the Chinese tech giant's Achilles heel—its over-reliance on American components—and threatens the company's very survival, analysts said. more
'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Google's decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system has presented the Chinese tech titan with one of its most dramatic challenges yet: how to keep... more
Sweet neutron science shines new light on dark chocolate's tastiness  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Tempering, the heating process that gives chocolate its appealing sheen and creamy texture, is a crucial part of crafting quality chocolate. But, at the molecular level, it gets... more
Could US wildfires be contributing to heart disease?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
The destructive force of wildfires in the U.S. is well documented. Every year, on both the east and west coasts of the country, and due to both environmental and man-made factors, fires... more
US delays Huawei ban for 90 days  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption. more
Penguins and their chicks' responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
How adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance, and could potentially inform fishery management,... more
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