Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Making ammonia ‘greener’

Researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They've done it...

‘Cloud computing’ takes on new meaning for scientists

Clouds may be wispy puffs of water vapor drifting through the sky, but they're heavy lifting computationally for scientists wanting to factor them into...

Why Asian horses don’t get sick with the flu

Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to...

Quantum-level control of an exotic topological quantum magnet

Physicists have discovered a novel quantum state of matter whose symmetry can be manipulated at will by an external magnetic field. The methods demonstrated...

Early protostar already has a warped disk

Using observations from the ALMA radio observatory in Chile, researchers have observed, for the first time, a warped disk around an infant protostar that...

Our universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension

Researchers have devised a new model for the universe -- one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. Their new article proposes a...

Gut microbiome may affect some anti-diabetes drugs

Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may...

Scientists go ‘back to the future,’ create flies with ancient genes to study evolution

Scientists have created fruit flies carrying reconstructed ancient genes to reveal how ancient mutations drove major evolutionary changes in embryonic development--the impact of which...

US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report

The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various...

Newborn babies’ brain responses to being touched on the face measured for the first...

A newborn baby's brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research. Babies use this sense of touch -- facial somatosensation...