Climate change and drought threaten small mountain streams in the Sierra Nevada  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Small mountain streams and the vibrant ecosystems they support were hit hard by the historic California drought of 2012 to 2015. Researchers monitoring aquatic... more
Chemists show that sodium can be safely used for cross-coupling reactions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A trio of chemists at Okayama University has published a paper in the journal Nature Catalysis outlining the manner in which sodium can be safely used... more
Coffee-based colloids for direct solar absorption  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Solar energy is one of the most promising resources to help reduce fossil fuel consumption and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions to power a sustainable future. Devices presently in use to convert solar energy into thermal energy... more
Chemical tracers untangle natural from agricultural methane emissions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
With natural gas booming across the Front Range, drilling rigs may operate within feet from cattle farms. That shared land use can confound attempts to understand trends in methane, a greenhouse gas... more
To stoke creativity, crank out ideas and then step away  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There is an effective formula for unlocking employees' creative potential, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and... more
Salamanders chew with their palate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Italian Crested Newt – Triturus carnifex – eats anything and everything it can overpower. Earthworms, mosquito larvae and water fleas are on its menu, but also snails, small fish and even its own offspring. A research team... more
Floods show national security threat posed by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive... more
Avoidance or responsible moral choices—what is your supervisor like?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A study conducted in the Department of Psychology at the University of Jyvaskyla asked Finnish leaders to describe the moral decision-making in their working life. Based on their answers, four... more
Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station's batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. more
Decoding social media engagement with celebrities  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged celebrities effectively on social media in the run-up to the 2014 general elections in India to raise his visibility and help his electoral ambitions, a new University of Michigan study... more
Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years. more
4-D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge—and also change shape. more
Many sharks closer to extinction than feared: Red List  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human appetites are pushing makos and other iconic sharks to the brink of extinction, scientists warned in a new assessment of the apex predator's conservation status. more
Treasure trove of marine fossils from 'Cambrian explosion' found in China  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from Northwest University and Guizhou University, both in China and one from the U.S., has found and partially excavated a new treasure... more
A laser focus on finding better ways to make renewable fuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the search for alternatives to oil-based fuels, one of the most promising, and challenging, strategies involves splitting water. Researchers have for decades made strides in... more
A social bacterium with versatile habits  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Related individuals of a soil bacterial species live in cooperative groups and exhibit astonishing genetic and behavioural diversity. ETH researchers recently published these findings in Science . more
Make deep learning faster and simpler  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Artificial intelligence systems based on deep learning are changing the electronic devices that surround us. more
Research team develops material to separate oil and water for environmental remediation and wastewater treatment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's a popular phrase used to describe people, things, and ideas that just don't mix—"like oil and water."... more
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a... more
Breakthrough in acidic water electrolysis via ruthenium-based catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hydrogen fuel is clean, renewable and of high efficiency. Water electrolysis is an ideal way to produce hydrogen, yet it requires active and stable catalysts that make this process more efficient and... more
Lightweight tool boxes clever with heavyweight data  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A free, open-source toolkit to help researchers deal with data management overload has been devised by the John Innes Centre Informatics team. more
Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The first day of spring, when daylight hours begin to exceed nighttime hours, seems especially significant this year—record warm temperatures in the Northwest are... more
What can machine learning reveal about the solid Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists seeking to understand Earth's inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet's deepest faults to its... more
Cannibalism helps fire ants invade new territory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical fire ants (Solenopsis geminata), originally from central and South America, are a highly aggressive, invasive ecological pest. Our new research has shed light on how they successfully establish new colonies. more
What's in your drinking water?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What if every day you drank water contaminated with a toxic, manmade chemical that had been linked to cancer? What if the company that produced the chemical knew it caused cancer yet did nothing to stop you from... more
UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme, with CML researcher Ester van der Voet as member, has prepared a report called Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources... more
Hydrogen mobility from clean energy gaining momentum in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Although the mass roll-out of fuel cell electric vehicles is still years away, efforts to make hydrogen-powered cars mainstream have intensified in recent years. With Europe's ambitions to become a... more
A first glimpse deep beneath an ultraslow-spreading mid-ocean ridge  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the first time ever, researchers have been able to peek deep into the mantle of the Earth under an ultraslow mid-ocean ridge, where they have been able to observe... more
Scientists propose a new benchmark skill for decadal prediction of terrestrial water storage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Terrestrial water storage (TWS) includes all phases of water over land (e.g., surface and groundwater, snow, etc.) and comprises an important freshwater... more
Ancient birds out of the egg running  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain, have long been known for producing thousands of petrified fish and reptiles (Fig. 1). However, researchers have uncovered an extremely rare, nearly complete... more
Video: World Water Day—what's space got to do with it?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
UN Sustainable Goal 6 is crystal clear: Water for all by 2030. For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global... more
Pork essentially free of veterinary drug residues  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits, according to a study... more
Motorless pumps and self-regulating valves made from ultrathin film  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The valves and pumps being developed by the research group led by Professor Stefan Seelecke at Saarland University are made from electroactive silicone film and offer a lot more than... more
Image: Bangkok's green lung  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Captured on 22 January 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, this true-colour image shows Thailand's most populous city Bangkok, and its 'Green Lung' Bang Kachao. more
How spin dances with dipole  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The key physical property of multiferroic materials is the existence of a coupling between magnetism and polarization. The origin and manifestations of magnetoelectricity can be very different in the available multiferroic systems, with multiple possible mechanisms hidden behind... more
Not all stem cells are created equal, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the University of Toronto's Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and the Donnelly Centre have discovered a population of cells – dubbed to be "elite" – that... more
Making solar cells is like buttering bread  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced poor results. However, University of Groningen... more
ATLAS experiment finds evidence of three massive vector boson productions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ATLAS Experiment at CERN has just released evidence for the simultaneous production of three W or Z bosons in proton–proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The W... more
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the planet that progressively break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. The African... more
WOW Air back in talks with Icelandair after Indigo goes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
US private equity firm Indigo Partners has withdrawn its offer to buy a stake in Iceland's loss-making carrier WOW Air, and Icelandair is now back in talks to... more
Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public relations or lobbying that is... more
Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita... more
Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. more
Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year... more
Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. more
Tesla chief Musk calls on workers to help deliver cars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday urged workers to make helping with the "biggest wave" of deliveries in the electric car maker's history their top priority, Business Insider... more
Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures. more
Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion... more
When more women make decisions, the environment wins  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more—particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study published... more
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