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Life in the fast lane: Ecologists say dispersal ability linked to plants' life cycles
PHYS.ORG Though mostly rooted in the ground, plants have a number of innovative ways to disperse their seeds and get on... 33 minutes
New York puts its rats on ice
PHYS.ORG A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice. 7 hours
GE facing millions in penalities over French job pledge
PHYS.ORG US conglomerate General Electric will have to pay millions of euros in penalties in France if it fails to uphold its pledge to create 1,000 new jobs by year end,... 7 hours
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
PHYS.ORG Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years—and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel... 7 hours
Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump
PHYS.ORG Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. 7 hours
Last of the Jayer wine goes on sale in Geneva
PHYS.ORG The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies—which include some of the world's most expensive wines—went on sale in Geneva Sunday expected to rake in up... 7 hours
Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans
PHYS.ORG Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate... 7 hours
Like 'Star Trek': voice shopping seen as new frontier
PHYS.ORG Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! 7 hours
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
PHYS.ORG A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and... 1 day
In South Africa, plans for a refuge for pangolins in peril
PHYS.ORG Monitored by a conservationist, a young pangolin slurped ants with a long tongue near a veterinary hospital that became a temporary home after the animal was... 1 day
Uber Eats has grown into Texas' most-used food delivery app
PHYS.ORG Maybe it's the same simplicity as found in its flagship ride-hailing app, or maybe it's the brand recognition. Whatever it is, Uber Eats' share within the food delivery... 2 days
Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology
PHYS.ORG Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. 2 days
Research shows diet shift of beluga whales in Alaska inlet
PHYS.ORG Beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study... 2 days
Former Theranos biotech star indicted on fraud charges
PHYS.ORG Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of blood-testing startup Theranos and a onetime Silicon Valley star, has been hit with criminal charges accusing her of defrauding investors and others, prosecutors announced Friday. 2 days
The seed that could bring clean water to millions
PHYS.ORG According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services, the majority of whom live in developing nations. 2 days
Interfacing with the brain
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The nervous system is loaded with encoded information: thoughts, emotions, motor control. This system in our bodies is an enigma, and the more we can do to understand it, the more we can do to improve human life. Brain-machine interfaces... 2 days
Boeing, others assessing impact of US-China tariffs
PHYS.ORG US trade groups and some large companies such as Boeing said Friday they were beginning to evaluate how new tariffs in the US-China trade spat could affect their operations. 2 days
Aqua satellite sees Tropical Depression Gaemi exit Taiwan
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Gaemi moved through Taiwan and was tracking to the northeast in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on June 15. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the storm that showed... 2 days
Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple
PHYS.ORG Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content. 2 days
Researchers complete milestone in international physics experiment in Switzerland
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have built prototypes for an aluminum electric field cage inside a particle detector for an international physics experiment conducted at the European... 2 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression 04E's heaviest rains approaching Mexico's Coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 04E formed close to the coast of southwestern Mexico on June 14, and early the next day NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the region. Using infrared... 2 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression Bud's rains over mainland Mexico
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Bud's rains were falling over western Mexico when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on June 15. 2 days
Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions
PHYS.ORG A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to monitor its activity. 2 days
Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tom Woods knows about space gunk. 2 days
Electronic skin stretched to new limits
PHYS.ORG An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing and strain sensitivity to new limits has been developed at KAUST. "Our material outperforms all previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities," says Husam Alshareef, professor of materials... 2 days
New ID pictures of conducting polymers discover a surprise ABBA fan
PHYS.ORG The first ever detailed pictures of the structure of conjugated polymers have been produced by a research team led by Professor Giovanni Costantini at the University... 2 days
Squeezing light at the nanoscale—Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an... 2 days
NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut
PHYS.ORG NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring. 2 days
Renault to stay in Iran despite US sanctions: CEO
PHYS.ORG French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday. 2 days
Future quantum technologies may exploit identical particle entanglement
PHYS.ORG Usually when physicists perform quantum entanglement between particles—whether it be qubits, atoms, photons, electrons, etc.—the particles are distinguishable in some way. Only recently have physicists demonstrated the feasibility of generating entanglement between... 2 days
EU clears Comcast bid for Sky in takeover tussle with Murdoch
PHYS.ORG The EU on Friday cleared US cable giant Comcast's bid for pan-European TV group Sky, paving the way for an epic multi-billion-dollar takeover tussle with Rupert... 2 days
Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'
PHYS.ORG Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers. 2 days
Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: source
PHYS.ORG Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said... 2 days
When the river runs high
PHYS.ORG A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change. 2 days
Study finds less corruption in countries where more women are in government
PHYS.ORG A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic... 2 days
Primates in peril
PHYS.ORG Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 2 days
Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields
PHYS.ORG For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human... 2 days
How to calculate the carbon emissions from your daily commute
PHYS.ORG The problem with carbon emissions is that they're invisible. Unlike other pollutants, greenhouse gases don't dirty the sidewalk or stink up the air. This makes them easy to... 2 days
Image: Mount Makalu, Himalayas
PHYS.ORG Mount Makalu in the Himalayas is pictured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2B image from 9 December 2017. 2 days
Graphene makes its mark on gas separation
PHYS.ORG Graphene Flagship researchers overcame the theoretical limiting performance of membranes in gas separation. This collaborative research from Graphene Flagship partners CNR, University of Bologna and Graphene-XT has potential applications in hydrogen purification and carbon... 2 days
Flatworms found to win most battles with harvestmen
PHYS.ORG A trio of researchers with Universidade de São Paulo has documented evidence of flatworms and harvestmen engaging in battle in the forests of Brazil. In their paper published in the Journal of... 2 days
Research charts the way to more reliable carbon-based microelectronics
PHYS.ORG Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise for creating new micron-scale low-power electronic devices. 2 days
Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In May 2018, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBARI, the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and other organizations conducted... 2 days
New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table
PHYS.ORG Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every element... 2 days
What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a... 2 days
Researchers use metagenomics to discover thousands of new marine microorganisms
PHYS.ORG While many students spend their spring break on a cruise ship, Elaina Graham chose a different kind of get-away. There was no swimming pool. No steel drum band.... 2 days
From metabolism to function—the extreme structural adaptations of photoreceptors
PHYS.ORG One of the most puzzling aspects of cancer is how cells inevitably manage to reactivate precisely those few genes that can turn them into tumors. One example, discussed at length... 2 days
To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift
PHYS.ORG For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the... 2 days
Nearly 70 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants report discrimination
PHYS.ORG A new study from Rice University found that 69 percent of undocumented Mexicans living in high-risk neighborhoods near the California-Mexico border reported interpersonal discrimination due to being undocumented. 2 days
Assessing what state in­sti­tu­tions can do to com­bat cy­ber­at­tacks
PHYS.ORG When a cyberattack has been orchestrated by a state actor, people may be tempted to call it "war". After all, it's an attack waged on national infrastructures by a foreign... 2 days
Interfacing with the brain
Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
These frogs walk instead of hop, video reveals
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Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
Biological light sensor filmed in action
Biological light sensor filmed in action
Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive