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Mercedes to invest $1 billion at Tuscaloosa, add 600 jobs
PHYS.ORG Germany's Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant. 28 minutes
Fast radio bursts may be firing off every second
PHYS.ORG When fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have found a couple of dozen FRBs, but... 28 minutes
Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2
PHYS.ORG Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility. 28 minutes
Hack of US regulator a blow to confidence in financial system
PHYS.ORG The hack disclosed at the US Securities and Exchange Commission deals a fresh blow to confidence in the security of the financial system weeks after news... 28 minutes
Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked
PHYS.ORG The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to... 1 hour
Rapid imaging of granular matter
PHYS.ORG Granular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken... 1 hour
Scientists study wildlife rangers, what motivates them?
PHYS.ORG Wildlife rangers are on the front lines protecting our most iconic species—tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others. But their challenges involve more than confrontations with wild animals and poachers. 1 hour
Tesla denies claims that it tried to block unionizing effort
PHYS.ORG Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it tried to prevent employees from passing out union leaflets at its Fremont, California, factory. 1 hour
Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light
PHYS.ORG Nature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards... 1 hour
The ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behavior
PHYS.ORG An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years... 1 hour
DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorder
PHYS.ORG New insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition. 2 hours
Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm—whose lineage stretches back 18 million years
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18... 2 hours
Signs of sleep seen in jellyfish
PHYS.ORG Jellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep, scientists report September 21, 2017 in the journal Current Biology. But unlike... 2 hours
Study provides insights into how algae siphon carbon dioxide from the air
PHYS.ORG Two new studies of green algae—the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds—have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide... 2 hours
Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory
PHYS.ORG The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved... 2 hours
NASA sees large Tropical Storm Jose doing a 'sit and spin' off the Massachusetts coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Jose continued to spin south of Massachusetts when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead from space and... 2 hours
ATM at 50: An oddity then, but it changed consumer behavior
PHYS.ORG An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong... 2 hours
Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for business
PHYS.ORG The key to a thriving business may be the educational level of non-executive employees, according to new University of Georgia research. 2 hours
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium
PHYS.ORG The search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood... 2 hours
Surprising discovery—how the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the... 2 hours
Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it
PHYS.ORG It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device—one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K—without actually owning a 4K TV. 3 hours
Baidu announces $1.5 bln fund for autonomous driving
PHYS.ORG Chinese internet giant Baidu on Thursday announced a $1.5 billion investment in autonomous driving projects over the next three years, as it seeks to diversify its portfolio and compete with rivals such... 3 hours
StoryCorps' Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record elders
PHYS.ORG StoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening. 3 hours
World's cereal production headed for a record in 2017: FAO
PHYS.ORG The world's cereal production is headed for a bumper 2017, with total output on track for a record, the United Nation's food agency said Thursday. 3 hours
Africa poaching now a war, task force warns
PHYS.ORG The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts. 3 hours
Amazon reviewing its site after bomb-making materials report
PHYS.ORG Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb. 3 hours
Dutch appeals court upholds ban on former Dutch Uber service
PHYS.ORG An appeals court has upheld the Dutch government's ban on a former Uber ride-hailing service in the Netherlands. 3 hours
Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading
PHYS.ORG Following genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull... 3 hours
Changing of the guard—research sheds light on how plants breathe
PHYS.ORG New research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe. 3 hours
Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hours
PHYS.ORG The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them... 3 hours
Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trials
PHYS.ORG On average overweight dogs lose an average of 11% of their bodyweight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-centre weight study. 3 hours
Researchers find recipe for forest restoration
PHYS.ORG The good news: Recognizing the incredible value of forests in providing habitat, storing carbon dioxide, purifying water and more, people around the world are working to restore forests destroyed in the past by human activities such... 3 hours
Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science
PHYS.ORG The 'furnace ants' or 'honeypot ants' present a very large genus of ants, Melophorus, confined to Australia. Long believed to be megadiverse, some scientists... 3 hours
Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells
PHYS.ORG Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy... 4 hours
What a lake's colour can tell about its condition
PHYS.ORG With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies... 4 hours
Solar eruption 'photobombed' Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring
PHYS.ORG When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometres from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple... 4 hours
Researchers design robots to assist with disaster relief
PHYS.ORG Cities and towns all across the globe are reeling from a spate of hurricanes, earthquakes, and typhoons. Human safety is the most immediate concern. But damage assessment is important too. 4 hours
Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos
PHYS.ORG (—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational waves. The... 4 hours
New findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts
PHYS.ORG Bladderworts (Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae) are plants with many superlatives: They belong to the most recently evolved and also the largest genus of... 4 hours
Five ways ancient India changed the world – with maths
PHYS.ORG It should come as no surprise that the first recorded use of the number zero, recently discovered to be made as early as the 3rd or 4th century,... 4 hours
Tracking driftwood gives researchers insight into past Arctic Ocean changes
PHYS.ORG Wood from trees that fell into Arctic-draining rivers thousands of years ago is giving scientists a detailed look at how Arctic Ocean circulation has changed over the past... 4 hours
Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish
PHYS.ORG Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says... 4 hours
Do we read differently on paper than on a screen?
PHYS.ORG On a global scale, we are reading like never before and are spending more and more time glued to a screen. In fact, we read digital media every... 4 hours
The relationship between drought and famine—lessons from the Horn of Africa
PHYS.ORG Countries in the Horn of Africa – particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures. 4 hours
Dating apps make men unhappy and provide a platform for racism
PHYS.ORG As the dating app Tinder turns five, new research shows men who regularly use the app have more body image concerns and lower self-esteem. 4 hours
Cnidarians remotely control bacteria
PHYS.ORG In modern life sciences, a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly evident: life forms are no longer considered to be self-contained units, but instead highly-complex and functionally-interdependent communities of organisms. The exploration of the close links between multi-cellular and especially bacterial... 4 hours
the birdlife of an unforgiving paradise The birdlife of an unforgiving paradise
PHYS.ORG VIDEO When ECU wildlife ecologist Dr Rob Davis describes surveying birdlife on the island of New Britain as the hardest field work he's ever done, he's not exaggerating. 5 hours
New gravitational wave data analysis now underway
PHYS.ORG Penn State LIGO physicists are members of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration to detect and characterize gravitational waves. The collaboration now is completing a very exciting Second Observing Run that is drawing to a close on... 5 hours
Study of fossil remains on Sumba island reveals unique creature history
PHYS.ORG (—A team of researchers from the U.K., Indonesia and Australia has found fossil evidence of several unique creatures that once lived on the Indonesian island of... 5 hours
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Robots fighting for human entertainment may sound like something out of science fiction - and there is no shortage of movies such as Transformers... 5 hours
Neurohistology: how whole slide scanning impacts workflow
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?
The birdlife of an unforgiving paradise
Intense storms provide the first test of powerful new hurricane forecast tools
Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein
Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data
Aligning the primary mirror segments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with light
Mattis sees need for new space programs