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Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor
PHYS.ORG In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of... 1 hour
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm hit with US antitrust suit
PHYS.ORG Mobile chip giant Qualcomm was hit Tuesday with a US antitrust suit alleging it abused its dominant position in the market for processors used in cell phones and other devices. 1 hour
shellfish chemistry combined with polymer to create new biodegradable adhesive Shellfish chemistry combined with polymer to create new biodegradable adhesive
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as commercially available products and... 2 hours
NASA hosts Facebook Live to mark success, future of New Horizons mission
PHYS.ORG Members of NASA's New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission's next exploration... 2 hours
The mind as a weapon: Helping Marines make faster, better combat decisions
PHYS.ORG Battlefield commanders face many scenarios requiring fast decisions—attacking an enemy position, evacuating injured warfighters, navigating unfamiliar terrain. Each situation pushes leaders to make quick... 2 hours
Utility plans vote on New York offshore wind project
PHYS.ORG A New York utility is set to vote later this month on a plan to construct an offshore wind farm off eastern Long Island. 2 hours
'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
PHYS.ORG In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties... 2 hours
Movin' on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans' faith in the status quo
PHYS.ORG Is the American socioeconomic ladder sturdy, offering a good chance for people to move up and down? Or is it... 2 hours
Researchers zero-in on cholesterol's role in cells
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long puzzled over cholesterol. It's biologically necessary; it's observably harmful - and nobody knows what it's doing where it's most abundant in cells: in the cell membrane. 2 hours
national initiative to increase number of faculty from under represented minorities National initiative to increase number of faculty from under-represented minorities
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The University of Texas at Arlington hosted this weekend the launch of a multi-year collaborative project among 10 leading educational institutions that aims to increase the number of... 3 hours
Moving up the food chain can beat being on top
PHYS.ORG When it comes to predators, the biggest mouths may not take the biggest bite. According to a new study from bioscientists at Rice University, some predators have their... 3 hours
Indiana cancer agency hacked for data won't pay ransom
PHYS.ORG An Indiana cancer services agency says it will replace and rebuild its data after a computer hack demanding a ransom. 3 hours
Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study
PHYS.ORG The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed... 4 hours
Discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter—and cleaner
PHYS.ORG Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: They've found a way to deactivate "nano... 4 hours
A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
PHYS.ORG Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago.... 4 hours
Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered at TAU's Timna Valley excavations
PHYS.ORG Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel's Timna Valley. The... 4 hours
Research shows driving factors behind changes between local and global carbon cycles
PHYS.ORG Pioneering new research has provided a fascinating new insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor... 4 hours
NREL pioneers better way to make renewable hydrogen
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. 4 hours
New genomic tool for salamander biology could spur deeper understanding of tissue regeneration
PHYS.ORG A research team led by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital has assembled a catalogue of every active gene in a variety... 4 hours
Why 'platonic' flies don't copulate and what that could mean for humans
PHYS.ORG By studying the sexual behavior of a mutant strain of fruit fly called "platonic," researchers at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences... 4 hours
New species of moth named in honor of Donald Trump ahead of his swearing-in as president
PHYS.ORG Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the... 4 hours
Bay Area methane emissions may be double what we thought
PHYS.ORG Emissions of methane—a potent climate-warming gas—may be roughly twice as high as officially estimated for the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of the emissions come from biological sources,... 4 hours
Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles
PHYS.ORG Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles... 4 hours
Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses
PHYS.ORG Once upon a time, it was thought that crop diseases affected only crops. New research shows, however, that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grasses. 4 hours
Biophysics plays key role in immune system signaling and response
PHYS.ORG How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and viruses. 4 hours
Developing 'green' electronics: Team finds microbe from the Potomac yields better electronic material
PHYS.ORG Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that... 4 hours
Interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products helps investors make better choices
PHYS.ORG Every day millions of people mulling their retirement plan saving choices go online to study the offerings at retirement fund websites. Research shows, however, that they... 4 hours
Researchers reveal why temperatures drop inside a vortex
PHYS.ORG With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting. But inside an intense tornado, it's always chilly—no matter the time of year. A new study from Concordia proves why that's... 5 hours
New tool can help policymakers prioritize information needs for synthetic biology tech
PHYS.ORG New technologies are developed at a rapid pace, often reaching the marketplace before policymakers can determine how or whether they should be governed. Now... 5 hours
Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after Chernobyl
PHYS.ORG An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. 5 hours
NY Times sees cuts, investments in strategic plan
PHYS.ORG The New York Times said Tuesday it will be cutting its newsroom budget this year, but also investing $5 million for covering the Trump administration as part of a strategic reorganization. 5 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Tropical Depression 01W ending near Southern Vietnam
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible-light image of Tropical Depression 01W as it headed toward southern Vietnam for a brief landfall on January 16. By January... 5 hours
Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful... 5 hours
When it comes to mating, fruit flies can make rational choices
PHYS.ORG Humans make rational choices—though perhaps not all the time. But does the ability for rational decision-making extend to other members of the animal kingdom? If so,... 7 hours
Metabolic pathway regulating key stage of embryo development revealed
PHYS.ORG Researchers identify metabolic pathway essential for embryo development, thus extending knowledge of how embryos form and how to develop a safer drug regimen for pregnant women 7 hours
GM to add or keep 7,000 jobs, make $1B factory investment
PHYS.ORG General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years... 7 hours
ALMA reveals sun in new light
PHYS.ORG New images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveal stunning details of our Sun, including the dark, contorted center of an evolving sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of the Earth. 8 hours
Robust rattan palm assessed as Endangered, new Species Conservation Profile shows
PHYS.ORG An African rattan palm species has recently been assessed as Endangered, according to the IUCN Red List criteria. Although looking pretty robust at height of up... 8 hours
Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield
PHYS.ORG Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees. On the contrary, even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of... 8 hours
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states
PHYS.ORG Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity to observe particle properties that have no realization in elementary particles.... 8 hours
4G network infrastructure could mean fewer accidents by drivers
PHYS.ORG New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the 'Best Paper Award' at an international conference. 8 hours
Study shines light on how to build better bacteriophage therapies
PHYS.ORG Researchers have discovered that a subset of bacteriophages, dubbed "superspreaders," potentially play a major role in transmitting antimicrobial resistance. The research, described in a study published this week... 8 hours
Inception of the last ice age
PHYS.ORG A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can effect the remaining ice masses on Earth. 8 hours
Lessons learned when commercialization of a new soft robot fails
PHYS.ORG Commercializing a new, innovative product is often the greatest challenge across the research and development landscape, as is evident in the failed attempt to bring jamming-based robotic gripper... 8 hours
Rock samples suggest oxygen levels during 'Lomagundi Event' were high enough to support life development progress
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers in the U.S. has found evidence in rock samples that suggests... 9 hours
88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste
PHYS.ORG The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly... 9 hours
Scientists develop new wheat-wheatgrass hybrid
PHYS.ORG With a hybrid crop called Salish Blue, scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new species with the potential to help Pacific Northwest farmers and the environment. 9 hours
Air polluters more likely to locate near downwind state borders
PHYS.ORG Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines. 9 hours
Galaxy murder mystery
PHYS.ORG It's the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what's killing them? 9 hours
Solar power plan set to bring fresh water to out-of-reach villages
PHYS.ORG A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time. 9 hours
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