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  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    SAMSUNG LAUNCHES FOLDING SMARTPHONE

    Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major...

    Smartphone, Samsung, Consumer & Gadgets
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NEPTUNE'S NEWEST, TINIEST MOON LIKELY PIECE OF BIGGER ONE

    Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close.

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    IN COLLIDING GALAXIES, A PIPSQUEAK SHINES BRIGHT

    In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material....

    Astronomy
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    ROYALE RUMBLE: 'APEX LEGENDS' SMASHING 'FORTNITE' RECORDS

    For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry.

    Software
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    DRIVER HURT BY AIR BAG SHRAPNEL AS INVESTIGATION DRAGS ON

    Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of...

    Automotive
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    LACK OF SLEEP IS NOT NECESSARILY FATAL FOR FLIES

    Male flies kept awake do not die earlier than those allowed to sleep, leading researchers to question whether sleep, in flies at least,...

    Molecular & Computational Biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    MEGA EXPERIMENT SHOWS SPECIES INTERACT MORE TOWARDS TROPICS AND LOWLANDS

    One of the largest field experiments ever conducted is providing the best evidence yet in support of a key Darwinian theory-that interactions...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    RESEARCH REVEALS WHY THE ZEBRA GOT ITS STRIPES

    Why do zebras have stripes? A study published in PLOS ONE today takes us another step closer to answering this puzzling question and...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THE HOLY GRAIL OF NANOWIRE PRODUCTION

    Nanowires have the potential to revolutionize the technology around us. Measuring just 5-100 nanometers in diameter (a nanometer is...

    Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THERMALLY-PAINTED METASURFACES YIELD PERFECT LIGHT ABSORBERS FOR HIGH-TECH APPLICATIONS

    Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that...

    Tech, Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    WHEN DOES ONE OF THE CENTRAL IDEAS IN ECONOMICS WORK?

    The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of...

    Science, Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THE MEDIUM SHAPES THE MESSAGE: NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES MAY BIAS HISTORICAL RECORD

    The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each...

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    CORRELATED NUCLEONS MAY SOLVE 35-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY

    A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NASA-NOAA SATELLITE LOOKS AT LARGE-EYED TROPICAL CYCLONE OMA

    Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NASA FINDS TROPICAL CYCLONE WUTIP ORGANIZING

    Tropical Depression 02W has organized and strengthened into a tropical storm.

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    ESTABLISHING THE MOLECULAR BLUEPRINT OF EARLY EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT

    A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic...

    Cell & Microbiology Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    MASSIVE DATABASE TRACES MAMMAL ORGAN DEVELOPMENT, CELL BY SINGLE CELL

    The very early days of growth, long before we are born, are a time of incredible development. In a relatively short period of time,...

    Cell & Microbiology Molecular & Computational Biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A FLIPPING CRAB FEEDING ON METHANE SEEPS

    Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia-one of...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NEPAL SOCIAL MEDIA BILL SPARKS FREEDOM OF SPEECH CONCERNS

    Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting...

    Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Feb 20, 2019

    INGREDIENTS FOR WATER COULD BE MADE ON SURFACE OF MOON, A CHEMICAL FACTORY

    When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second , they enrich...

    Space Exploration