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  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    INSURANCE COMPANIES: WANT TO STEAL YOUR COMPETITORS' CUSTOMERS?

    Researchers from the United States published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science (Editor's note: The source of this...

    Science, Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    MYTH-BUSTING STUDY REVEALS THAT GAMBLERS CAN'T DETECT SLOT MACHINE PAYOUT PERCENTAGES

    It's a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    NASA CREATES A FLOOD PROXY MAP OF AREAS AFFECTED BY TROPICAL STORM BARRY

    Even before Tropical Storm Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, it had already dropped a lot of rain on the state....

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    EPA APPROVES USE OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE

    Just days after another federal agency suspended its periodical study of honey bee populations, the EPA greenlighted the wider use...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING? TALK ABOUT IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    There's the old saying that you should never discuss politics or religion in polite company. Nowadays, it seems climate change has...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS PECULIAR REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES OF TINY PLANKTON

    Flourishing in spectacular numbers in lakes and ponds around the world, tiny creatures known as Daphnia play an essential role in freshwater...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    THOUSANDS OF PALM TREES ARE DYING FROM A NEW DISEASE

    The section of Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard that winds around the Hillsborough Bay is lined on either side by one of Florida's most iconic...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    FACEBOOK NEEDS 'VERY HIGH STANDARD' FOR LIBRA COIN: US TREASURY

    Facebook will need to meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary...

    Facebook, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    HUAWEI SAYS IT PLANS TO INVEST $3.1 BILLION IN ITALY

    Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday it plans to invest $3.1 billion in Italy over three years, as the firm looks to strengthen its...

    Tech, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP FLOOD PREDICTION MODEL

    The duration of floods can be determined by river flow, precipitation and atmospheric blocking. Now an international team of researchers...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RIBOSOME STANDBY: HOW BACTERIA TRANSLATE PROTEINS FROM STRUCTURALLY BLOCKED MRNAS

    Bacterial ribosomes need a single-stranded ribosome binding site to initiate protein synthesis, whereas stable RNA structure blocks...

    Cell & Microbiology Molecular & Computational Biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    NASA'S AQUA SATELLITE DOCUMENTS THE BRIEF LIFE OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION 4E

    The Eastern Pacific Ocean generated the fourth tropical cyclone of the hurricane season on July 13 and by the next day, it had already...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    ONE IN FIVE US TWITTER USERS FOLLOWS TRUMP: SURVEY

    Nineteen percent of US Twitter users follow President Donald Trump on the social platform, and a majority of those people approve of...

    Twitter, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    AMAZON STAFF STAGE STRIKES IN GERMANY ON BIG SALE DAY

    Amazon employees went on strike at seven locations in Germany on Monday, demanding better wages as the US online retail giant launched...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    THIRTY YEARS OF UNIQUE DATA REVEAL WHAT'S REALLY KILLING CORAL REEFS

    Coral reefs are considered one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet and are dying at alarming rates around the world. Scientists...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    LUNAR ECLIPSE MARKS MOON LANDING'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    SHAPE-ENCODED DYNAMIC ASSEMBLY OF MOBILE MICROMACHINES

    Field-directed and self-propelled colloidal assembly can be used to build micromachines to perform complex motions and functions, although...

    Mobile, Bio & Medicine
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    2-D PEROVSKITE MATERIALS FOUND TO HAVE UNIQUE, CONDUCTIVE EDGE STATES

    A new class of 2-D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating was found by researchers...

    Nanophysics Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP COMPUTER MODEL OF FERROFLUID MOTION

    Ferrofluids, with their mesmeric display of shape-shifting spikes, are a favorite exhibit in science shows. These eye-catching examples...

    Science, General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Jul 15, 2019

    ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL FOR SUPERCONDUCTING RADIO-FREQUENCY CAVITY

    In modern synchrotron sources and free-electron lasers, superconducting radio-frequency cavity resonators are able to supply electron...

    Superconductivity