Monthly Archives: May 2018

Giant clams tell the story of past typhoons

A highly precise method to determine past typhoon occurrences from giant clam shells has been developed, with the hope of using this method to predict future cyclone activity.

Fabricate Nanoribbons from Speeding Nano Droplets by new method

An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has discovered a novel method for the synthesis of ultrathin semiconductors.

Insight into Dancing Atoms: Emerging Magnetism on Vibrating Non-magnetic Layers

A research team, affiliated with UNIST has recently demonstrated the possibility to induce and control a magnetic response in a nonmagnetic layer material though selective excitation of specific vibration of the material, using state-of-the-art theoretical simulation tools.

Tomorrows solar cells

Solar cells have a hard life in space – their efficiency at converting sunlight into energy at the end of their time there is more prized than their initial efficiency.

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat.

MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

OPERA collaboration presents its final results on neutrino oscillations

Geneva– The OPERA experiment, located at the Gran Sasso Laboratory of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), was designed to conclusively prove that muon-neutrinos can convert to tau-neutrinos, through a process called neutrino oscillation, whose discovery was awarded the 2015 Nobel Physics Prize.

Our galaxy’s heart

At first glance, this image may resemble red ink filtering through water or a crackling stream of electricity, but it is actually a unique view of our cosmic home. It…

The far-reaching effects of ocean floors on the sea surface

Low rises on the ocean floor at a depth of 5,500 meters in the western North Pacific regulate surface flows and create sharp sea surface temperature (SST) fronts, which have…

People power

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.  CAMBRIDGE, MA — In politics, your voices make a difference. At least at the state level of U.S….

Unravelling the mystery of black hole formation

Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang likely gave rise to early massive black holes. The mechanisms that drive black hole formation and growth are poorly understood. An…

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