Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carbon goes with the flow

Many people see the carbon cycle as vertical -- CO2 moving up and down between soil, plants and the atmosphere. However, new research adds...

Scientists shed light on semiconductor degradation mechanism

SiC-based electrical devices degrading will be improved by controlling the semiconductor material deformation with atomic level.

Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic...

‘Rare’ jellyfish not so rare

When the Rhizostoma luteum jellyfish was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, only nine...

Fish recognize their prey by electric colors

The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. This localization sense apparently shows an astonishing similarity to vision, as a...

‘Waltzing’ nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

Scientists paired drug-delivering nanoparticles like dance partners to reveal that molecules attach to targets on cells differently based upon their position in time. The...

Warmer winter temperatures linked to increased crime

Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is...

New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe....

Nitrogen fixation in ambient conditions

Scientists have developed a uranium-based complex that allows nitrogen fixation reactions to take place in ambient conditions. The work lays the foundation to develop...

Planetary boundaries for antibiotic and pesticide resistance identified

Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic and pesticide 'planetary boundaries.' The researchers suggest that if resistance to antibiotics and pesticides goes...