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Most of the colors on today's paper and fabric are made using dyes or pigments. But colors can also be produced by modifying a material's surface at the nanoscale, causing the surface to reflect or scatter... more
Fossil deposit is much richer than expected  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
It has long been known that a quarry near the Dutch town of Winterswijk is an Eldorado for fossil lovers. But even connoisseurs will be surprised just how outstanding the site actually is. A... more
VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and... more
Algorithm gives robots an instinctive understanding of how to use tools  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A*STAR researchers working with colleagues in Japan have developed a method by which robots can automatically recognize an object as a potential tool and use it,... more
School biology teaching given a helping hand with molecular game and software  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Two free interactive platforms that teachers could use to help students learn about molecular biology have been developed by researchers. more
More than one-third of American kids have lived in extended family households  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
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Three-dimensional femtosecond laser nanolithography of crystals  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Optical properties of materials are based on their chemistry and the inherent subwavelength architecture, although the latter remains to be characterized in depth. Photonic crystals and metamaterials have proven this by providing access through surface alterations... more
It's not just the isolation. Working from home has surprising downsides  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
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Store craft beer in a cool place and consume it as fresh as possible  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new study by the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich (Leibniz-LSB@TUM) shows that craft... more
Facebook to invest $300 million in local journalism  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Facebook announced Tuesday that it will invest $300 million over three years in various projects related to journalism, especially to promote local news, which has been hit hard in the digital age. more
Gut bacteria in fruit flies do not have a major influence on behavior  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Microbial communities residing within the gut have been implicated in several aspects of health and disease. The mammalian gut microbiome, for example,... more
Ultra ultrasound to revolutionise technology  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. more
Research helps students excel on science exams  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in Proceedings of the National... more
Comprehensive model captures entire life cycle of solar flares  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy... more
New method contributes to better transport services  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
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Hit the slopes with bio-based skis and snowboards  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
With the onset of winter, Europe's ski season is in full swing. To help you perfect your turns and hold your line down the slope, ski and snowboards are surprisingly complex pieces... more
Time to step inside your DNA  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) have developed technology that allows scientists to explore the complex 3-D structure of DNA in Virtual Reality. In a newly published pre-print, the team describes... more
How harvesting natural products can help rural people beat poverty  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Every day, people around the world harvest natural products like fungi, plants, bark, flowers, honey and nuts. These non-timber forest products, as they are known, can play an... more
Heating buildings leaves a huge carbon footprint, but there's a fix for it  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
As winter weather sets in, the heat kicks on in New York City's approximately one million buildings. Most of these buildings' furnaces... more
Tiny silicon particles could power lithium ion batteries with 10 times more capacity  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
University of Alberta chemists have taken a critical step toward creating a new generation of silicon-based lithium ion batteries with 10 times... more
Phylogenomic analyses shows group of winged insects developed from terrestrial ancestor  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
An international team of researchers has found evidence that shows that many modern winged insects developed from a terrestrial ancestor, not from one that lived in... more
Repairing 'broken ladders' to help people climb out of social mobility  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Research projects don't always lead to the formation of national federations. One researcher's project on poverty did, and he's hoping it starts a movement. more
Scientist anticipated "snowman" asteroid appearance  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
On Jan. 2, the New Horizons spacecraft made the most distant flyby ever attempted, successfully returning images of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule. While the world is agog at the so-called "snowman" shape of this icy asteroid,... more
The science of steak  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Before you throw a hunk of meat on the barbie this summer, read our guide to the perfect steak. more
Scientists develop promising new type of polymer  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Organic polymers are used in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other devices. One specific type of polymer, S-PPV, was previously regarded as promising in theory, but almost impossible to produce from a... more
Research finds serious problems with forensic software  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
New research from North Carolina State University and the University of South Florida finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software designed to assess the age of individuals based on their skeletal remains. The... more
Scientists uncover the health effects of metabolic 'magic bullet' protein  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The metabolic protein AMPK has been described as a kind of magic bullet for health. Studies in animal models have shown that compounds that activate the protein have... more
DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, Norway, have demonstrated the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get... more
Researchers pioneer microfluidics-enabled manufacturing of macroscopic graphene fibers  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique for developing high-performance macroscopic graphene fibers. Graphene fiber, a recently discovered member of the carbon fiber family, has... more
The secret to Rembrandt's impasto unveiled  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Impasto is thick paint laid on the canvas in an amount that makes it stand from the surface. The relief of impasto increases the perceptibility of the paint by increasing its light-reflecting textural properties. Scientists know... more
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Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States as a breach of a UN resolution on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, the telecommunications minister said. more
Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The founder of Huawei, in a new effort to allay Western security concerns, said Tuesday that the Chinese tech giant would not comply with Chinese government requests to disclose confidential... more
Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions. more
Opel helps France's PSA buck China, Iran auto downturn  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
French auto giant Groupe PSA, which makes the Citroen and Peugeot brands, reported record vehicle sales Tuesday as the acquisition of General Motors' Opel unit helped offset a sharp downturn... more
Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday. more
Relying on karma: Research explains why outrage doesn't usually result in revolution  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
If you're angry about the political feud that drove the federal government to partially shut down, or about a golden parachute for a CEO... more
Alliance talks continue as Ford, VW call off joint Detroit appearance  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The Detroit auto show was abuzz over what Ford and Volkswagen would announce Tuesday, after the car giants called off a joint appearance during which they... more
Feds to ease rules on drone flights over crowds and at night  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use... more
Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected a request by former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn for bail following fresh charges, dashing his hopes for an early release from his Japanese jail cell. more
Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit: state media  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying. more
Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Hundreds of flights will be cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walk off the job in a... more
Russia loses control of only space telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country's beleaguered space agency said Monday. more
NBCUniversal jumps into the streaming fray  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NBCUniversal will launch an ad-supported streaming service in 2020, free for anyone who pays for a cable service. more
Fixing the environment: when solutions become problems  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a world where climate change, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, ozone depletion, and other environmental problems overlap, a fix in one arena can cause trouble in another. more
Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings... more
'Post-normal' science requires unorthodox communication strategies, study says  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Proposals to fight malaria by "driving" genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology that presents a challenge to science journalists, according to a new report aimed at... more
Researchers gain control over soft-molecule synthesis  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
By gaining control over shape, size and composition during synthetic molecule assembly, researchers can begin to probe how these factors influence the function of soft materials. Finding these answers could help advance virology, drug delivery development... more
Step forward in understanding human feet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. more
Using genomic data, researchers unlock history of North African date palm  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Genome analysis reveals that North African date palms are a hybrid between cultivated date palms from the Middle East and a different, wild species of palm... more
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