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Phys.org | 2020-01-17       
 - Quantum Physics: How sensitive can a quantum detector be? Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and into everyday life. Despite headline results...
Phys.org | 2020-01-16       
 - Plants & Animals: Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch. When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that...
Phys.org | 2020-01-16       
 - Social Sciences Economics & Business: Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment. Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women...
Phys.org | 2020-01-14       
 - Bio & Medicine: Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes. Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to...
Phys.org | 2020-01-13       
 - Environment: AI's impact on UN goals for climate, development and global stability is analyzed for first time. Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global...
Phys.org | 2020-01-09       
 - Optics & Photonics: Randomness opens the gates to the land of attophotography. One of the last obstacles hindering the photography and filming of processes occurring on a scale of...
Phys.org | 2020-01-08       
 - Archaeology & Fossils: The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe. Several passages on the Rök stone—the world's most famous Viking Age runic monument—suggest...
Phys.org | 2020-01-08       
 - General Physics: Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape. This novel "water drop" antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair...
Phys.org | 2020-01-03       
 - Environment: A new study finds research gaps in environmental science disciplines across the Arctic. Global warming is driving rapid environmental change in the Arctic. "To understand these changes,...
Phys.org | 2020-01-02       
 - Plants & Animals: Starry eyes on the reef: Color-changing brittle stars can see. Scientists have shown for the first time that brittle stars use vision to guide them through vibrant...
Phys.org | 2019-12-29       
 - Environment: California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade. The wildfires were more destructive. The drought was the longest on record. And the storms, when...
Phys.org | 2019-12-20       
 - Plants & Animals: Falcons see prey at speed of Formula 1 car. Extremely acute vision and the ability to rapidly process different visual impressions—these two...
Phys.org | 2019-12-18       
 - Plants & Animals: Genomic insights: How female butterflies alter investment in attractiveness vs. fecundity. Have you ever wondered why and how butterflies exhibit such beautiful and diverse colors? Scientists...
Phys.org | 2019-12-17       
 - Ecology: Plant-eating insects disrupt ecosystems and contribute to climate change. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that plant-eating insects affect forest ecosystems...
Phys.org | 2019-12-12       
 - Astronomy: Short-lived light sources discovered in the sky. A project lead by an international team of researchers use publicly available data with images of...
Phys.org | 2019-12-11       
 - Environment: Unique data confirms why water turns brown. By analysing almost daily water samples taken from the same river from 1940 until today, researchers...
Phys.org | 2019-12-10       
 - Polymers Materials Science: Porous polymers show remarkable stability at high pressure. Umeå physicists in collaboration with the Technical University of Dresden and Chalmers University...
Phys.org | 2019-12-10       
 - Environment: In Sweden's Arctic, global warming threatens reindeer herds. Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from minus...
Phys.org | 2019-12-09       
 - Materials Science: A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture. In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and...
Phys.org | 2019-12-05       
 - Nanomaterials: Graphene takes off in composites for planes and cars. The Graphene Flagship brought together top European researchers and companies to discuss the most...
Phys.org | 2019-12-04       
 - Evolution: Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species. Researchers in Sweden and the UK have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant...
Phys.org | 2019-12-04       
 - Environment: Degrowth is the key to tackling climate change – but it won't be easy. If we want to tackle climate change and protect our future on the Earth, societies will need to...
Phys.org | 2019-12-02       
 - Environment: Tiny woodlands are more important than previously thought. Small woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests...
Phys.org | 2019-12-02       
 - Plants & Animals Evolution: New evolutionary insights into the early development of songbirds. An international team led by Alexander Suh at Uppsala University has sequenced a chromosome in zebra...
Phys.org | 2019-11-27       
 - Archaeology & Fossils: Researchers determine dinosaur replaced teeth as fast as sharks. A meat-eating dinosaur species (Majungasaurus) that lived in Madagascar some 70 million years ago...
Phys.org | 2019-11-27       
 - Materials Science: Transparent wood: the building material of the future? When Timothée Boitouzet studied architecture in Japan, where buildings need to survive earthquakes,...
Phys.org | 2019-11-25       
 - Plants & Animals: How mantis shrimp make sense of the world. A study involving scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Queensland provides...
Phys.org | 2019-11-25       
 - Materials Science: Using wood in electrodes for more durable, sustainable wearables. Wood fibres have been used by researchers in Sweden to create a new class of stronger and lower-cost...
Phys.org | 2019-11-21       
 - Environment: Climate change reassessment prompts call for a 'more sober' discourse. An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change...
Phys.org | 2019-11-21       
 - Earth Sciences: Telescopes and satellites combine to map entire planet's ground movement. Curtin University research has revealed how pairing satellite images with an existing global network...
Phys.org | 2019-11-19       
 - Astronomy Space Exploration: NASA scientists confirm water vapor on Europa. Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter's...
Phys.org | 2019-11-18       
 - Biotechnology Molecular & Computational biology: New method takes analysis of genetic libraries to next level. Uppsala researchers have developed a new method for investigating dynamic processes in large genetic...
Phys.org | 2019-11-18       
 - Evolution Ecology: A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation. In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike, and scientists have long...
Phys.org | 2019-11-15       
 - Environment: Scarier than fiction: climate worry driving 'cli-fi' boom. Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal megacities, entire species become extinct in the blink...
Phys.org | 2019-11-13       
 - Nanophysics Nanomaterials: Light at the end of the nanotunnel for future catalysts. Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have...
Phys.org | 2019-11-12       
 - Materials Science: Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient. An international study led from Lund University in Sweden shows that 30 percent of the energy in a...
Phys.org | 2019-11-12       
 - Archaeology & Fossils: First evidence of feathered polar dinosaurs found in Australia. A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an...
Phys.org | 2019-11-11       
 - Ecology: Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects? Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate...
Phys.org | 2019-11-04       
 - Nanomaterials: New technology poised to lower cost and expand applications for transparent LED screens. Connecting LEDs with transparent conductive circuits has made it possible to turn glass windows,...
Phys.org | 2019-11-04       
 - Molecular & Computational biology: The space-time fabric of brain networks. Neuroscientists at the Bernstein Center Freiburg (BCF) of the University of Freiburg and the KTH...
Phys.org | 2019-11-01       
 - Cell & Microbiology Molecular & Computational biology: Variability in the molecules of life. How variable are gene transcripts and proteins, the molecules of life, across the tissues and organs...
Phys.org | 2019-10-31       
 - Social Sciences: Gender equality dates back to the Vikings. The Scandinavian countries are regarded as models of equality between the sexes. A new study...
Phys.org | 2019-10-31       
 - Nanophysics: Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy. Invisible infrared light accounts for half of all solar radiation on the Earth's surface, yet...
Phys.org | 2019-10-30       
 - Plants & Animals Molecular & Computational biology: Impact of water droplets on leaves quickly triggers stress responses in plants. In contrast to humans, plants cannot feel pain. However, so-called mechanical stimulation—rain,...
Phys.org | 2019-10-29       
 - Plants & Animals Biotechnology: Why plants panic when it rains. An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia's School of...
Phys.org | 2019-10-28       
 - Plants & Animals Ecology: Consumer markets, companies linked to habitat loss for rare species in Brazil's savannah. Overseas consumer markets could be responsible for more than half of the impact of expanding soy...
Phys.org | 2019-10-28       
 - Environment: Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research. The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international...
Phys.org | 2019-10-23       
 - Archaeology & Fossils: The earliest well-preserved tetrapod may never have left the water. Superbly preserved fossils from Russia, excavated by an international team and reported in the...
Phys.org | 2019-10-23       
 - Earth Sciences: How rare earth element (REE)-rich deposits in central Sweden formed. Much of our modern technology relies on the use of rare earth elements (REEs), and a key to finding...
Phys.org | 2019-10-23       
 - Astronomy: Stardust machine shows presence of carbon nanograins, molecular compounds but few aromatics. A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and one in France has built what...