If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they’re young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some p...
– Ohio State University
De Economist Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2019 at 00:00 ET
A computational model of flatworm regeneration starts to answer the question – what signals determine the rebuilding of specific anatomical structures in regeneration? The model predicts and confirms factors determining body pattern formation, and ...
– Tufts University
PLOS Computational Biology 26-Apr-2019; 12171; AR055993; AR061988; S10 OD021634; TFU141; CBET-0939511; 5903; TWCF0089/AB55 Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2019 at 14:00 ET
A recent discovery by Columbia Engineering researchers explains a new family of gravitational instabilities in granular particles of different densities that are driven by a gas-channeling mechanism not seen in fluids. The team observed an unexpected...
– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
PNAS April 22 2019
A hybrid bird species on the Galapagos Islands could help scientists find a way to stop an invasive fly which is killing off the hatchlings of famous Darwin’s finches at an alarming rate, according to new research.
10 related species of the ico...
– Flinders University
Royal Society Open Science
With so much at stake, should Airbnb hosts rely on an algorithm to write their profiles for them? That depends, according to new research from Cornell and Stanford University. If everyone uses algorithmically generated profiles, users trust them. How...
– Cornell University
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2019
Researchers from the University of Oxford have traced the origin of a pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29,000 years ago
– University of Oxford
Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells
– Seismological Society of America (SSA)
2019 Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Ocean acidification could have serious consequences for the millions of people globally whose lives depend on coastal protection
– University of Plymouth
Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor
– Oregon State University
On April 24, a group of students, faculty, and staff gathered on the ground floor of the Hunsaker Library for a ceremony to dedicate a new display. The exhibit showcases a large cross-section of an oak tree that stood watch over the University of Red...
– University of Redlands
New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world’s oceans, increasing the number of known virus populations tenfold. This new study brings the total known marine viral populations within the ocean close t...
– Ohio State University
Cell Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2019 at 11:00 ET
New measurements from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say.
– Johns Hopkins University
Astrophysical Journal, April-2019 Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2019 at 10:00 ET
Insight about energy flow in copper-based material could aid in creating efficient molecular electronics.
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Physical Review B 99, 020303(R) (2019). [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.99.020303]
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say they have crossed an important threshold in revealing a discrepancy between the two key techniques for measuring the universe's expansion rate. The recent study strengthens the case that new theorie...
– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
The Astrophysical Journal, Apr-2019; Preprint on arXiv.org
To design and improve energy storage materials, smart devices, and many more technologies, researchers need to understand their hidden structure and chemistry. Advanced research techniques, such as ultra-fast electron diffraction imaging can reveal t...
– Brookhaven National Laboratory
In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, APL researchers describe a way to manipulate the critical elements of a quantum computer and their control components that will be an important piece of scaling quantum computer systems to the larger...
– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Scientific Reportsvolume 9, Article number: 4630 (2019), 15 March 2019
By acting as gatekeepers, microbes can affect geological processes that move carbon from the earth's surface into its deep interior
– University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists
– Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
By studying how electrons in two-dimensional graphene can literally act like a liquid, researchers have paved the way for further research into a material that has the potential to enable future electronic computing devices that outpace silicon trans...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Physical Review B
Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications – from making battery ...
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A Michigan Tech engineer has created a method to fill in the gaps of available connected vehicle data, which will give transportation planners a more accurate picture of traffic in their cities. It is also a more cost-effective data gathering system ...
– Michigan Technological University
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, April-2019; NSF CMMI-CIS-1538105
Argonne scientists have further explored a new effect that enhances their ability to control the direction of electron spin in certain materials. Their discovery may lead to more powerful and energy-efficient materials for information storage.
– Argonne National Laboratory
Physical Review Letters
An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California San Diego, observed radioactive decay that is the rarest process ever observed in a detector and the slowest ever directly measured.
– University of California San Diego
Northern Arizona University Ben Ruddell led a team of scientists to create a map, based on real data, that shows where food, water and energy originate in the United State, how they get to their destination and the untapped potential for cooperation ...
– Northern Arizona University
FEW-View™ Embargo expired on 29-Apr-2019 at 08:00 ET
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) announces the 30th anniversary of one of its flagship grant programs: the RPB Career Development Award (CDA).
– Research to Prevent Blindness
The materials science and engineering outreach program focused on high school interactions has expanded its topic areas through the support of the Arconic Foundation.
– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)
DHS S&T has awarded $1,656,206.00 to Halo X-ray Technologies Ltd (HXT) in Nottingham, UK, to develop and implement an automatic threat resolution system for use with X-ray imaging of carry-on and checked baggage.
– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate
University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Peter Trapa has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Science. Trapa is currently chair of the university’s Department of Physics & Astron...
– University of Utah