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Physics

Lights on for holograms in your hands and super-fast Li-Fi

The centre will research the interaction of light with nano-materials – tech that is often thinner than a human hair.

15 Oct 2019

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#earth

Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics

Global airborne mission finds a belt of particle formation is brightening clouds.

16 Oct 2019

Last year’s extreme snowfall wiped out breeding of Arctic animals and plants

15 Oct 2019

The shelf life of pyrite

14 Oct 2019

Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms

14 Oct 2019

Extraordinarily warm temperatures above Antarctica cause hot and dry extremes in Australia, researchers warn

11 Oct 2019

#space

Exoplanet interiors have Earth-like geochemistry

New method used to study planets' geochemistry implies that Earth is not unique.

5 hours ago

Gas ‘waterfalls’ reveal infant planets around young star

Astronomers see gestating baby planets, reveal the source of their formative atmospheres.

16 Oct 2019

Interstellar comet with a familiar look

A closer investigation into the object's orbit confirmed its exosolar origin, making it the second-known interstellar interloper.

14 Oct 2019

#technology

3D imaging of computer chips for security, quality control and reverse engineering

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have built the first “microscope” probe that can produce 3D images of natural or engineered objects, zooming seamlessly from the macro- to the nano-scale. The probe already can be used in a variety of science and engineering fields, like monitoring the quality of computer chips.

7 Oct 2019

Squid-inspired robots might have environmental, propulsion applications

1 Oct 2019

Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires

30 Sep 2019

New chip poised to enable hand-held microwave imaging

26 Sep 2019

#health

Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain's response to opioid-related cues.

16 Oct 2019

Big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients

16 Oct 2019

Steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints

15 Oct 2019

Shipment tracking for ‘fat parcels’ in the body

14 Oct 2019

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

13 Oct 2019

#physics

Weaving quantum processors out of laser light

Researchers open a new avenue to quantum computing with a breakthrough experiment: a large-scale quantum processor made entirely of light.

5 hours ago

Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature

A UMD-led team chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions - quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing

16 Oct 2019

Lights on for holograms in your hands and super-fast Li-Fi

The centre will research the interaction of light with nano-materials – tech that is often thinner than a human hair.

15 Oct 2019

The nano-guitar string that plays itself

Using a tiny suspended wire, resembling a vibrating guitar string, the experiment shows how a simple nano-device can generate motion directly from an electrical current.

14 Oct 2019

#archaeology

480-million-year-old arthropods formed orderly queues

Though our understanding of the anatomy of the earliest animals is growing ever more precise, we know next to nothing about their behaviour.

8 hours ago

Social inequality in Bronze Age households

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same household.

10 Oct 2019

Meet Siamraptor suwati, a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Thailand

9 Oct 2019

Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago

9 Oct 2019

#othersciences

Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

14 Oct 2019

Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

14 Oct 2019

Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device

14 Oct 2019

Reading the past like an open book: Researchers use text to measure 200 years of happiness

14 Oct 2019

Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

10 Oct 2019

Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight

7 Oct 2019

International boundaries keep out unauthorized fishing if the price is right

7 Oct 2019