• Atomic-level 3D models show us how gadgets work

    Although nanotechnology and materials science are complicated topics for most of us, the research in these fields is of great importance to almost everyone. Your digital gadgets, for example, are completely dependent on it.

  • Food deficits in Africa will grow in a warmer world

    Africa has one of the world's fastest population growth rates. Growth models project the continent's current population of about 1.3 billion people will nearly double to 2.5 billion by 2050—and it's likely to keep growing beyond that.

  • Veterans in the workplace face unwelcome hero worship

    Some military veterans returning to the workforce face the stigma of negative stereotypes even as their service is aggrandized, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.

  • TESS discovers an old warm Jupiter-like exoplanet

    Using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has detected a new old and warm Jupiter-like alien world orbiting a G-dwarf star. The newfound exoplanet, designated TOI-5542 b, is the size of Jupiter—about 30% more massive than the solar system's biggest gas giant. The finding is reported in a paper published September 29 on the arXiv pre-print server.

  • Continual, clear, factual texting is key to first responder team success, researcher finds

    First responder teams better grasp an emergency situation when they use continual, clear texting communication of factual information in a way that all members can understand, and that is key to a successful team response, according to new research led by an assistant professor of psychology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.

  • Who has your back in a weather emergency?

    When a heat wave drives the temperature in your apartment over 100 degrees or your power goes out during a brutally cold winter storm, knowing your neighbors can save your life. Research has shown that communities with strong social ties—where people check in with each other and have someone to call in a crisis—are better prepared to deal with emergencies and recover from them after the fact.

  • Conspiracy theories flourish on YouTube, study reports

    A new study by social media researchers at the University of Sydney and QUT has found conspiracy theories are thriving on YouTube despite the platform's efforts to harden posting rules and guidelines.

  • Gray whale's disappearance from Atlantic Ocean holds clues to possible return

    The gray whale is the focus of research projects anticipating its eventual return to European waters after an absence of a half-millennium.

  • New analysis of shipping emissions reveals that air pollution has a larger effect on climate than previously thought

    A group of researchers based at Oxford University's Climate Processes Group has used novel methods of analyzing satellite data to more accurately quantify the effect of human aerosol emissions on climate change. The results are published today in the journal Nature.

  • Achieving greater entanglement: Milestones on the path to useful quantum technologies

    Tiny particles are interconnected despite sometimes being thousands of kilometers apart—Albert Einstein called this "spooky action at a distance." Something that would be inexplicable by the laws of classical physics is a fundamental part of quantum physics. Entanglement like this can occur between multiple quantum particles, meaning that certain properties of the particles are intimately linked with each other.

  • Seasonal change in Antarctic ice sheet movement observed for first time

    Some estimates of Antarctica's total contribution to sea-level rise may be over- or underestimated, after researchers detected a previously unknown source of ice loss variability.

  • Making the invisible water crisis visible

    While achieving the United Nations (UN) ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for wastewater treatment would cause substantial improvements in global water quality, severe water quality issues would continue to persist in some world regions. So conclude researchers at Utrecht University. They have developed a new water quality model to further elucidate the current and future pollution status of rivers and streams globally. The paper was published on 6 October in Nature Communications...