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  • AI Could Give Millions Online Legal Help. But What Will the Law Allow?
    (Credit: BuffaloBoy/Shutterstock)So, you just got a parking ticket. Let’s assume it wasn’t the first. And let’s take that a step further and say that you absolutely, positively, do not want to pay it, or think you should, for that matter.…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 11:30am -
  • This Robot Fish Has 'Blood' That Doubles As Its Muscles
    The robot fish in its natural environment. (Credit: James Pikul)When it comes to designing better gizmos, efficiency is the name of the game. Why have two separate components to do two separate tasks, if you can have one do both? We have a whole…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:05pm -
  • Scientists Are Citing Patents for Things That Don't Actually Exist
    (Credit: Willrow Hood/Shutterstock)Let's say I have an idea for a great invention one day — a series of pneumatic tubes that would shoot pods with people inside between cities at hundreds of miles an hour. My "Superloop" sounds like a sure-fire…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • New Material Could Create a Better Recyclable Chip Bag
    Current food packaging often contains films that must be removed before recycling, increasing costs. (Credit: Lunatictm/Shutterstock)Rip open a bag of chips and you’ll find a shiny, silver material staring back at you. This metallized film help…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 11:57am -
  • Repeat Photography Reveals How Glaciers Change Over Time
    Photographic do-overs are showing scientists the ways our world is changing.
    - 13 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • Researchers Create Algorithm That Predicts Hollywood Success or Failure
    (Credit: Everett Collection/Copyright 20th Century Fox)In the cutthroat Hollywood film industry, is it possible to know if an actor’s career is about to boom or bust? In many cases, yes. Researchers from Queen Mary University in London crea…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 4:30pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science
    The potential for AI to propel citizen science efforts forward is incredible; from rapidly analyzing your data or identifying insects, to helping you find and join the best project for your research goals. Here are some ongoing citizen science projec…
    - 34 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:14pm -
  • Training Apollo's First Lunar Scientists
    Geologists played a key role in the Apollo program.
    - 36 days ago, 20 May 19, 6:00am -
  • Beyond Harmful Gas: The Future of Refrigeration May Rely on 'Plastic Crystals'
    (Inside Science) -- Refrigeration has been around for about 100 years, but hasn’t changed much in that time. A time traveller from the early 1900s would still recognize the big box full of chilled food in your kitchen. But soon, researchers say, ne…
    - 39 days ago, 16 May 19, 5:58pm -
  • Lyft and Uber Might Actually Be Making Traffic Worse
    These are consequential days for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Drivers in many U.S. cities are going on strike today, protesting low pay, and analysts expect Uber will likely earn billions when it goes public on Friday. (The two events a…
    - 47 days ago, 8 May 19, 2:00pm -

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  • newAlligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found With ‘Bite Marks’ in Pond

    Alligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found With ‘Bite Marks’ in Pond

    On Saturday, a South Carolina man was found dead in a giant pond with “bite marks” on his body and authorities believe that he might have been killed by an alligator. According to […]The post Alligator May Have Killed South Carolina Man Found…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 5:38pm -
  • newWWII Bomb Explodes in German Barley Field, Creates Giant Crater

    WWII Bomb Explodes in German Barley Field, Creates Giant Crater

    Officials say the mysterious explosion that rattled the residents of a central German town in the early morning hours of Sunday was “with almost absolute certainty” a World War II bomb. Photos captured […]The post WWII Bomb Explodes in German…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 5:08pm -
  • newWatch: 3 Astronauts Are Returning From the Space Station Tonight

    Watch: 3 Astronauts Are Returning From the Space Station Tonight

    After spending more than 200 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), three Expedition 59 astronauts are coming back to Earth tonight and NASA is livestreaming their return trip. On June 24, NASA […]The post Watch: 3 Astronauts Are Retur…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 4:28pm -
  • newEnter to Win an iPad Pro and Save Up to 64% on iPad Refurbs

    Enter to Win an iPad Pro and Save Up to 64% on iPad Refurbs

    The iPad Pro stands in a class all its own. It’s like a computer that you can hold in your hand. The newest model offers more power than some laptop PCs, while maintaining […]The post Enter to Win an iPad Pro and Save Up to 64% on iPad Refurbs a…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 4:22pm -
  • newWatch: Stunning, Rainbow-Colored Blanket Octopus Caught on Camera

    Watch: Stunning, Rainbow-Colored Blanket Octopus Caught on Camera

    The undersea world is home to odd but beautiful creatures. One of them, the rainbow-hued blanket octopus, glides through the water like a swimming, swirling rainbow. A photographer recently captured incredible footage a […]The post Watch: Stunning…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 4:11pm -
  • newTaika Waititi Is Making a ‘Flash Gordon’ Cartoon Now, Too

    Taika Waititi Is Making a ‘Flash Gordon’ Cartoon Now, Too

    One of my biggest criticisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the uncaring way the machinery chews up and spits out the actual artists who make the movies in the first place. Anyone […]The post Taika Waititi Is Making a ‘Flash Gordon’ Carto…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:47pm -
  • newWatch: Creepy ‘Gorilla Crow’ Strikes a Pose in Japan, Goes Viral on Twitter

    Watch: Creepy ‘Gorilla Crow’ Strikes a Pose in Japan, Goes Viral on Twitter

    A Twitter user captured a crow that resembles a gorilla on video and it looks like something straight out of a horror film. The creature, which is dubbed “gorilla crow,” is shown perched […]The post Watch: Creepy ‘Gorilla Crow’ Strikes a P…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:21pm -
  • newInterviews With Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Are Becoming a Book

    Interviews With Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Are Becoming a Book

    Just as the success of the Switch has shaken Nintendo out of the slump of the Wii U years, its senior management has seen several recent changes bringing new voices to the top of […]The post Interviews With Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Ar…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:19pm -
  • newWatch: Florida Fishermen Swim Alongside 30-Foot Whale Shark

    Watch: Florida Fishermen Swim Alongside 30-Foot Whale Shark

    A spearfishing trip turned into an incredible underwater adventure of a lifetime when fishermen spotted a whale shark, measuring up to 30 feet long, over the weekend. Ryan Winters told FOX 13 Tampa […]The post Watch: Florida Fishermen Swim Alongsi…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 2:43pm -
  • newWatch: SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

    Watch: SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

    On June 24, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the STP-2 mission and you can livestream the mega launch tonight. Starting at 11:30 p.m. EST, a […]The post Watch: SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Ton…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 2:00pm -

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  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

Phys.org: Feature Stories

  • newModel suggests how early dark energy could resolve the Hubble tension

    Model suggests how early dark energy could resolve the Hubble tension

    The universe is continuously expanding, yet the exact rate at which it does so remains unclear, and has so far only been approximated using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other similar instruments. Moreover, in recent years, astronomers using the…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:50am -
  • newNanogenerator's 2500% stretchability sets new record

    Nanogenerator's 2500% stretchability sets new record

    By stretching like a rubber band to more than 25 times its original length, a new nanogenerator has set a new stretchability record. The triboelectric nanogenerator's 2500% stretchability represents a significant increase over the previous best value…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:30am -
  • newAstronomers detect 130 short period variable stars

    Astronomers detect 130 short period variable stars

    By conducting photometric observations of the open cluster Stock 8 and its surrounding region, astronomers have identified 130 short-period variable stars, classifying 51 of them as members of the cluster. A paper detailing the findings appeared June…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:00am -
  • newCuriosity Rover finds high levels of methane on Mars

    Curiosity Rover finds high levels of methane on Mars

    A team working with NASA to study data the Mars Curiosity Rover has found high levels of methane at a site on the Red Planet. The existence of methane is, of course, a possible sign of life, since it is produced in abundance by microorganisms here on…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 8:24am -
  • Climbing droplets driven by mechanowetting on transverse waves

    Climbing droplets driven by mechanowetting on transverse waves

    Modern applications use self-cleaning strategies and digital microfluids to control individual droplets of fluids on flat surfaces but existing techniques are limited by the side-effects of high electric fields and high temperatures. In a new study,…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 9:30am -
  • The Ruminant Genome Project reveals the secret lives of deer

    The Ruminant Genome Project reveals the secret lives of deer

    Three teams of researchers working independently have conducted three specific studies of ruminants—a class of mammals that obtains nutrients from plants by fermenting it in chambered stomachs. The work was part of an overall project called, quite…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 8:50am -
  • A new coating material that could help reduce thermal noise on gravity wave detector mirrors

    A new coating material that could help reduce thermal noise on gravity wave detector mirrors

    A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde and Hobart and William Smith Colleges has developed a new coating for mirrors used on gravity detectors that is 25 times less noisy than mirror surfaces used on LIGO.…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 8:30am -
  • Digitally programmable perovskite nanowire-block copolymer composites

    Digitally programmable perovskite nanowire-block copolymer composites

    One-dimensional nanomaterials with highly anisotropic optoelectronic properties can be used within energy harvesting applications, flexible electronics and biomedical imaging devices. In materials science and nanotechnology, 3-D patterning methods ca…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 9:30am -
  • Using fluid dynamics to perfect crêpe cooking techniques

    Using fluid dynamics to perfect crêpe cooking techniques

    A pair of fluid dynamics physicists, one with Ecole Polytechnique, the other the University of Canterbury, have used their respective backgrounds to develop the optimal way to fry a crêpe. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Flui…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 9:17am -
  • Studies suggest more original migrants to Australia than thought—and they came on purpose

    Studies suggest more original migrants to Australia than thought—and they came on purpose

    Two teams of Australian researchers working independently have found that there were likely more first arrivals to Australia and New Guinea than previously thought—and it was not by accident. The first team created a model showing that a large numb…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 9:07am -

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  • Greenland’s ice sheet is melting unusually fast
    GREENLAND’S MISLEADING name is the result of a marketing campaign by Erik the Red, a tenth-century Norse explorer who wished to attract settlers to its icy landscape. Little did he know that the island had been covered by lush forests many millenni…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 10:51am -
  • The bioluminescence people find so attractive is a defence mechanism
    ONE OF NATURE’S most beautiful phenomena is the nocturnal bioluminescence visible in the world’s oceans, particularly on shores where waves are breaking and in the wakes of moving objects such as swimmers and ships. This ghostly light is produced…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 10:51am -
  • Stopping bees swapping hives keeps disease down and productivity up
    MUCH GUFF has been written in recent years about the risk of honey bees disappearing. They are not—which is hardly surprising, because unlike most other insects they are domesticated animals and their numbers are therefore controlled ultimately by…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 10:51am -
  • Submarine-launched drone platoons will soon be emerging from the sea
    USING SUBMARINES to land spies and launch raids is nothing new, but America’s navy is planning to add a twist to the idea by employing drones as the spies and commandos in question. Heterogeneous Collaborative Unmanned Systems (HCUS), as these dron…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 10:51am -
  • People are more honest than they think they are
    IMAGINE THAT you found a wallet in the street containing a stranger’s contact details but no cash. Would you go out of your way to return it to its owner? Now imagine that the same wallet contained a few crisp banknotes. Would that alter your respo…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 6:18am -
  • Cleaning up nuclear waste is an obvious task for robots
    SOME PEOPLE worry about robots taking work away from human beings, but there are a few jobs that even these sceptics admit most folk would not want. One is cleaning up radioactive waste, particularly when it is inside a nuclear power station—and e…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:11pm -
  • An airless, puncture-proof car tyre takes to the road
    PUNCTURES ALWAYS seem to strike at the most irksome times. Scrambling around on the ground to change a wheel in the wet on the side of a busy road is a sure way to ruin any journey. And punctures can be extremely dangerous, especially if a tyre blows…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 10:26am -
  • Gene editing is back in the spotlight
    AS FAR AS experts are concerned, the technology of gene editing is nowhere near ready to be used to create gene-edited babies. This, of course, is separate from the question of whether it is morally right to do so. Nevertheless, around the world, wou…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 10:26am -
  • Zapping the brain improves creativity
    PAUL MCCARTNEY famously took the melody for “Yesterday” from a dream, while Thomas Edison argued that his best ideas came from hard work. Others have looked to coffee, drugs or love. But what if creativity could be turned on with a flick of a swi…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 10:26am -
  • A new business in small satellites orbiting the Earth
    IN MAY 1999 a group of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin launched an unusual satellite. At a time when most of the machinery in orbit weighed thousands of kilograms, TUBSAT was a petite 45kg. A box that measured 32cm on each side, i…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 10:26am -

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