An “artificial cricket hair” used as a sensitive flow sensor has difficulty detecting weak, low-frequency signals. But now, a bit of clever tinkering with the flexibility of the tiny hair’s supports has made it possible to boost the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of 25.
A study reveals that a significant number of new neurons in the hippocampus are generated in adult humans. The researchers used a unique strategy based on the amount of carbon-14 found in humans as a result of above-ground nuclear testing more than half a century ago.
Strawberry lovers rejoice: the days of unpacking your luscious berries from the refrigerator only to find them sprouting wispy goatees of mold may be numbered.
Researchers are attempting to help the U.S. dairy industry decrease its carbon footprint as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere reach record levels.
Researchers have found that a popular artificial sweetener can modify how the body handles sugar.
June began with a gorgeous trio of planets: Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, low on the west-northwest horizon. As the month progresses, Jupiter slips into the sunset while Mercury and Venus rise higher in the sky.
France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking— but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now.
Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thoroughly.
Scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth have discovered the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts, eliminating a significant discrepancy that troubled physicists for two decades.
Researchers have discovered a crucial part of the biological clock: the wiring that sets its accuracy to within a few minutes out of the 1,440 minutes per day.
Improved satellite measurements and computer simulations of ice sheets are creating a more accurate picture of the current and future rise in global sea level.
Recent research may yield new ultrathin, planar, lightweight and broadband polarimetric photonic devices and optics.
A group will soon kick off a soccer-related project with a global purpose that goes beyond athletic competition: they will start manufacturing soccer-style balls that generate and store electric power when kicked around.
Scientists have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion technologies that power today's electronics.