An artwork commissioned as part of the HELIX project. Credit: Erica Nockalls
The HELIX project warns that some impacts of global warming (such as sea level rise and coastal flooding) are already locked in and unavoidable, but the worst can still be avoided.
Global temperatures h wired ave already risen by around Read More
Physics graduate student Julian Irwin checks equipment in the lab of materials science and engineering Professor Chang-Beom Eom, where researchers have produced a material that could exhibit the best qualities of both solid-state and spinning disk digital storage. Credit: Sarah Page/UW-Madison College of Engineering
Smartphones and computers wouldn’t be Read More
In the high energy physics community, rumor and speculation is rife that Large Hadron Collider scientists will announce the discovery of the Higgs boson during the International Conference on High Energy Physics, occurring in Melbourne, Australia, July 4 to 11.
This would be one of the most important discoveries in the Read More
A colored honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France. By Vincent Kessler/Reuters
Bees in a clu fault location ster of beehives in northeastern France have been making honey in shades of blue and green, alarming bee keepers and leaving scientists to discover the reason of the Read More
Scientists presented evidence tying the disposal of wastewater from shale gas hydrofracking to an increased occurrence of earthquakes.
The scientists presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting. Some US states, like Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado have experienced a significant rise in seismic activity in the last few years, Read More
The online community of Foldit has helped produce solutions that have evaded scientists for years. Initially funded by DARPA, this community consists of roughly 240,000 players comprised of exerts and non-experts collaborating and trying to solve protein folding puzzles. Foldit has provided researchers with the structure of a retroviral protease Read More
U.S. Emigration unveiled: by analysing millions of emails the first consistent figure of those emigrating from the USA was made possible. The curves show those who sent most of their emails from the U.S. between September 2009 to June 2010 but consistently wrote the majority of their messages from abroad Read More
Researchers looked at 11 metro areas — including Atlanta, Georgia, pictured — to examine how much local emissions-reductions programs can help combat climate change. They found that there is likely to be greater impact in the area of residential energy rather than transportation, especially given local hurdles against more compact Read More
Discovered in August 2010, the mosasaur Platecarpus was a marine lizard, like most other mosasaurs so far discovered. Credit: Illustration by Stephanie Abramowciz, NHM Dinosaur Institute
A new species of mosasaur was discovered in Hungry, providing the first evidence that mosasaurs lived in both freshwater and marine environments.
The scientists published their Read More
Four views of the most complete lissoir found during excavations at the Neanderthal site of Abri Peyrony. Credit: Abri Peyrony & Pech-de-l’Azé I Projects
A new discovery in southwest France reveals that Neanderthals were the first in Europe to make standardized and specialized bone tools.
remote accessTwo research teams from the Max Read More