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Nanoscale Devices Allow Communication at THz Speeds

July 23, 2010 4:34 am | News | Comments

Physicists have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at “terahertz” speeds—an important step forward in the new world of optical communication and computing.

Pump’s Structured Diaphragm Allows Long Life

July 23, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

KNF N860 Series diaphragm vacuum pumps offer solutions to sample, transfer or evacuate air and gases.

Bone Breakdown Regulates Blood Sugar

July 23, 2010 4:29 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that the skeleton plays an important role in regulating blood sugar, and have further illuminated how bone controls this process.  


Divers Explore Mysteries of Maya Pools

July 23, 2010 4:26 am | News | Comments

Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya.

Scientists Discover Entry of Diseased Proteins

July 23, 2010 4:26 am | News | Comments

A research team has discovered a fundamental entry mechanism that allows dangerous fungal microbes to infect plants and cause disease. 

Ancient Volcano Flows Climate Clues

July 23, 2010 4:17 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered evidence of a previously undocumented volcano whose eruption may have contributed to the climate change in the early 1800s.

Superconductivity's secret ‘broken symmetry'

July 22, 2010 4:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

CORNELL (US)-Scientists have found a “broken symmetry,” where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal: Electrons between copper and oxygen atoms arrange themselves...

Why we distrust foreign accents

July 22, 2010 1:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. CHICAGO (US)-A foreign accent undermines a person’s credibility in ways that the speaker and the listener don’t consciously realize, new research shows. Because an accent...


Free ‘Frankencamera' download for Nokia N900

July 22, 2010 11:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

STANFORD (US)-The open-source digital photography software platform, “Frankencamera,” which allows users to create novel camera capabilities, is available as a free download for...

Changing lake depths on Saturn's Titan

July 22, 2010 10:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

CALTECH (US)-For the first time, scientists have found compelling evidence of lake-level changes on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, that are very similar to the rise and fall of Earth...

Family life key ingredient in infant IQ

July 22, 2010 9:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. SOUTHAMPTON (UK)-An infant’s intelligence is shaped more by family environment than by the amount of omega 3 fatty acid from breast milk or fortified formula, new research...

A dash of cyanide with those beans?

July 22, 2010 8:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

WASHINGTON U.-ST. LOUIS (US)-Lima beans won’t kill you, but they are one of many plants that naturally contain some level of the deadly poison cyanide. Add to the list apples,...

Picking up the pace of crop development

July 22, 2010 8:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. ILLINOIS (US)-Global grain production must double by 2050 to address rising population and demand and unless new approaches to adapt crop plants to climate change are adopted, yields...

Might as well face it: We're addicted to love

July 22, 2010 6:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

STONY BROOK (US)-Breaking up really is hard to do according to a new study that connects the anguish of rejection to areas of the brain concerned with addiction cravings, motivation, and...

Supermassive stars found in nearby galaxy

July 22, 2010 6:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. SHEFFIELD (UK)-Astronomers have identified two young star clusters that weigh up to 300 times the mass of the Sun-a figure which doubles the previously accepted limit of solar mass. NGC...


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