Botanists suggest that the frilly lip of the white egret orchid evolved as a stabilizer for the hawkmoth while it pollinates the plant, resulting in better seed production.
New research warns that climate impacts will significantly affect twelve economically and culturally important species that make their home in the California Current marine ecosystem (CCME) over the next 80 years.
A novel bioremediation technology for cleaning up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, chemical pollutants that threaten human health and ecosystem sustainability, has been developed. The material has potential for commercial application for disposing of PFAS, also known as 'forever chemicals.'
By taking into account the demographics and preferences of US racial groups, clarified through a nationally representative survey of 3,000 US residents, researchers have created a 'desirable' electricity generation mix for 2050 that includes 50% more energy from renewables than current projections. Combining such
In the northernmost region of the earth the arctic permafrost is melting at an accelerated rate. For more than a decade, an international team of researchers from ETH Zurich, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the German Aerospace Center have observed topographical pock marks—large
A wildfire followed by an intense rainstorm is often a recipe for disaster. Without vegetation to cushion rainfall, water runoff can turn into a fast-moving, highly destructive landslide, called a "debris flow," which often has the power to wipe out cars, homes and highways—sometimes
Carrie Jennings flits around the South Fork Crow River like a water bug in the old one-seat canoe she bought years ago for $100, then pauses midstream to peer down at the brown water.
An extra metal fluoride layer enables charge separation and boosts performance in perovskite–silicon tandem solar cells. Inserting a metal fluoride layer in multilayered perovskite–silicon tandem... The post Innovative Technology Offers Big Performance Boost to Perovskite–Silicon Tandem Solar Cells appeared first on SciTechDaily.
Robots manipulate soft, deformable material into various shapes from visual inputs in a new system that could one day enable better home assistants. Many of... The post Robots Learn To Play With Play Dough – Better Than People With Just 10 Minutes of Data appeared
Zeta Ophiuchi: Spectacular Shock Wave From Rejected Star Hurtling Through Space at 100,000 Miles per Hour
Zeta Ophiuchi is a single star that likely once had a companion that was destroyed when it went supernova. The supernova explosion sent Zeta Ophiuchi,... The post Zeta Ophiuchi: Spectacular Shock Wave From Rejected Star Hurtling Through Space at 100,000 Miles per Hour appeared first
Researchers have created low-cost substances for tumor therapy and diagnosis. Researchers from the Ural Federal University and the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of... The post Cheap Fluorescent Compounds That Can Help Treat Cancer appeared first on SciTechDaily.
The holes form a straight line and appear at regularly repeating distances, and they are surrounded by tiny mounds of sediment.
On the remote Southern coast of Papua New Guinea, scientists encountered something amazing: a walking shark.
The McKinney fire broke out Friday afternoon and grew to about 300 acres in hours, according to Klamath National Forest officials.
A team of researchers has developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics -- such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices --