This is the "South Pillar" region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula. Like cracking open a watermelon and finding its seeds, the infrared telescope "busted
(Top) perpendicular and (bottom) parallel magnetic anisotropy. Credit: Yang, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Society
(Phys.org)—Researchers have demonstrated that coating
Under UV light, DPA crystals produce strong blue emission with particularly bright edge emission. Credit: Liu, et al. CC-BY-4.0
(Phys.org)—In organic semiconductor
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) just put $5 million (€4.68 million) into big data research, establishing four regional centers to advance innovation and spur collaboration across
Way back in the 1930s, scientists observed evidence of an unseen force moving galaxies at a speed different than expected, dubbing it 'dark matter.' In 2015, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used the
A happy product of an international collaboration between the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the TransPAC Pacific Wave 100G will be able to keep up with the large data
Researchers in Pakistan have shown that mobile phone data can be used to better understand how dengue fever
Every two to seven years, the eastern tropical Pacific warms in an event known as El Niño. When meteorologists began comparing this year with the last major event in 1997, NCAR scientists performed side-by-side
CARDIOPROOF aims to ascertain the applicability and effectiveness of predictive modelling and simulation tools for cardiology, validating them in interrelated clinical trials conducted in three European centers of excellence in
When Florence Hudson, a 30 year tech veteran who has worked with Grumman, NASA, and IBM, is still being talked down to, you know we've got a problem with gender expectations. Internet2 has launched a Gender Diversity Initiative
Like a scene out of an Orwell novel, an international team of researchers has mined millions of call detail records and can now predict your next move with a high degree of accuracy. Not to worry — your next move is not that
A new European project is exploring computational creativity. It is working to engineer software that can take on some of the creative responsibility in arts and science
Tens of thousands suffer from abdominal aortic aneurysms every year, too often with deadly consequences. Yale scientists looked to Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) supercomputers to model the flow
Leaving the dark ages of the bandwidth consortium in the past, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) is leading Ugandan networks into an age of enlightenment. Despite difficult terrain, low funding, and remote
The UbuntuNet Alliance is the research and education networking organization for eastern and southern Africa. November will mark 10 years since the alliance was formed at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis,
Open scholarship is important for an open society and has the power to improve lives across the globe. However, achieving this vision may require the redesign, enhancement, or adaptation of the e-infrastructures used for
Scientific artist Jonty Hurwitz creates the world's smallest sculptures. His latest work of art highlights the fragile state of the African elephant. Can art and science save the elephant from
As our reliance on digital technology grows, increasing numbers of us look to cloud storage to access personal data. But who's keeping our data secure? The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding groundbreaking
From a spongelike speck to a bird built to terrify, 2015’s fossil finds added details, drama — and some real characters — to the story of life on Earth. These specimens flesh out life’s timeline too, spanning
Craig Bryan treats military personnel who struggle with thoughts of ending their own lives, as well as those who’ve survived an actual suicide attempt. But these days he’s fighting an uphill battle.
Suicide rates in the
The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists said good-bye to two orbiters.
The Dawn probe arrived at Ceres March
From the flow of air past an airplane’s wing down to the movement of electrons around individual atoms, supercomputers can be used to simulate materials at diverse scales. Different scales provide different levels of
Humanities gateways are the newest arrow in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) quiver. With friendly interfaces, these gateways make it easy for humanities researchers to stay on target and
Researchers at Virginia Tech have modeled and mapped grape production across an area spanning 19 states along the eastern US. Supercomputers helped crunch the numbers and stomp the grapes in an effort to speed wine
The magneto-acoustic hybrid nanomotor has dual propulsion modes: an acoustic field (ultrasound) operates on the nanomotor’s gold nanorod segment, while a magnetic field operates on the
Devil’s staircase behavior emerges in the magnetic structure of a cobalt oxide material. Three magnetic phases are shown here, where the arrows represent the different spin configurations that
The new reversible hydrogen storage method stores hydrogen atoms in cyclohexane and uses solar energy to release the hydrogen atoms, turning the cyclohexane molecule into benzene. The use of solar
Seabirds called shearwaters manage to navigate across long stretches of open water to islands where the birds breed. It’s not been clear how the birds do this, but there have been some clues. When scientists magnetically
Hammering and squishing 3-D printed seahorse tail segments reveals what’s so great about being square.
Angled bones hitched together in a flexible string of squares create protective cages that are four times stronger than
Cramming a big brain into a skull may be as easy as just wadding it up. The same physical rules that dictate how a paper ball crumples also describe how brains get their wrinkles, scientists suggest July 3 in Science.
The Merlin smartphone app has the solution to your bird watching mysteries. Now, Merlin Bird Photo ID takes it one step farther, identifying birds from uploaded photos. Crowd sourcing and artificial intelligence come together
Last week, CERN hosted an event to discuss ongoing efforts to develop a ‘European open science cloud’. The aim of this work is to bring public research organizations and e‐infrastructures together with
The volume of video content has exploded in recent years, and museums and libraries face the daunting task of evaluating the condition of their collections to make preservation and access decisions. To meet this challenge,
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists looked to Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center supercomputer Blacklight in their construction of Claudico, a poker-playing artificial intelligence. Claudico came up short against the
Discover how the DNANANO project has been using the Curie supercomputer — a PRACE tier-0 system — to help design nanocages for targeted drug delivery.
Simulating one of these nanocages for just 100
At the recent Internet2 Global Summit iSGTW sat down with George Komatsoulis to talk about the state of distributed research and the NIH Commons, a scalable virtual environment to provide high-performance computing and data
The new battery (pink star), in comparison with other energy-storage devices, exhibits a very high power density and a reasonably good energy density. Credit: Ding, et al. ©2015 American Chemical
The proposed thermoelectric device consists of many parallel nanowires with an external gate voltage that can be tuned to optimize the efficiency and power output for different temperature
Antihydrogen consists of an antiproton and a positron. Credit: public domain
(Phys.org)—There are many experiments that physicists would like to perform on antimatter, from studying its
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A future mission to Europa, illustrated here, will investigate the moon’s subsurface ocean while
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Clinical experiments that use DNA-editing methods to alter human germline cells have been put on hold in the United
A new study shows that the simple sugar fructose has different effects on human behavior than glucose. But it’s doesn’t tell us much about what those lollipops will do to our health or behavior.
When it comes to studying
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A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests.
About half of
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From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition of photos, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in
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A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case.
The case is interesting because
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A medicine made from marijuana may provide some relief to people with severe epilepsy who don't get better after trying other treatments, according to a new study.
In the study,
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The seventh fatal shark attack in four years struck this past weekend at a surfer's paradise in the Indian Ocean.
Yet teaching people when and where to swim
A pack of grey wolves in Slovenia. Credit: Miha Krofel, Slovenia
Dogs and humans have been best friends for thousands of years. Researchers know that dogs regularly lived with humans by about 10,000 years ago, and dogs
A relation between the angular diameter distance (DA), the Hubble function (H), and the speed of light c at a specific point called the maximum redshift (zM) may allow researchers to detect
This screenshot from the video below shows the self-healing of an open circuit fault. When a fault occurs, an electric field develops in the gap, which polarizes the conductive particles in the
Unparticles may emerge when, at high energies, the particle sector couples to the unparticle sector. Physicists plan to look for the signatures of unparticles in future experiments, possibly by
Hannah Kuper, co-director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK, explains how cheap smartphone adapters can be used to diagnose ear and eye
Using the Oakley supercomputer and a very small, frozen tuning fork, Joseph Heremans is rewriting our science textbooks. His computational research team has discovered that phonons — sound and heat particles —
Researchers from the University of Surrey, UK, have developed an iPad app that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future. The Wildsense app loads photos of tigers from the web for analysis by players in return
STARBURST These images from the Samuel Oschin telescope show the sudden appearance of a bright flash (middle frame, in crosshairs) that gradually faded (right). All three photos were taken within several hours on Feb. 26,
GREEN OPTION A no-buzz component of marijuana can reduce severe epileptic seizures, a study suggests.
A buzz-free component of marijuana can benefit epilepsy patients who have particularly severe seizures, a new study
CLUMPED AND COLD Stanford University physicists used images like this one, which depicts the concentration of rubidium atoms, to determine that they had cooled the atoms to a record-low temperature.
T. Kovachy et
Last November the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission made history when its Philae lander touched down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Now, mission researchers have studied new data from a host of
The speed of light in a vacuum is 299,792,458 m s–1, right? Not necessarily, according to a team of physicists in the UK, which has found that the speed of an individual photon decreases by a tiny amount if it is
A simple yet potentially very useful model of how living cells interact to create tissue has been created by Anatolij Gelimson and Ramin Golestanian of the University of Oxford in the UK. The simulation considers how
Solid wax models of "splash-form tektites" – tiny pieces of natural glass that are created when asteroids or comets impact the Earth – have been created in the lab for the first time by researchers in the UK. Using
The notion that natural ability or brilliance are required to excel in certain fields could explain the lack of women in those subjects, according to a survey of US academics. The survey, carried out by researchers also in
The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars lander, thought lost on the red planet since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the Martian surface. New images show that it successfully touched down on the planet's surface in 2003 but
(Phys.org)—Researchers working in a materials science lab are literally watching their work disappear before their eyes—but intentionally so. They're developing water-soluble integrated circuits that dissolve in water