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2013-07-29 16:42:20

In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory.

2013-07-26 11:53:44

A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gravity or surface tension.

False Memories Implanted In Mice
2013-07-26 05:15:40

Researchers exploring the phenomenon of false memory have taken a page out of science fiction, successfully demonstrating that fake recollections could be implanted into the brains of mice.

Mussels Help Create Artificial Tendons
2013-07-24 11:54:52

Researchers have discovered precisely why mussels are able to stick to slick surfaces so well, and it may lead to the creation of a wide array of artificial .

2013-07-23 13:31:35

New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function.

2013-07-17 23:18:02

Cenegenics—the world’s largest age management medicine practice—announced their CFO Rosalind J.

Why Do Some Surfaces Repel Water, While Others Attract It?
2013-07-17 05:17:38

When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications.

Phytoplankton Ocean Turbulence Social Mixers
2013-07-15 12:58:35

A new study says that the motility of phytoplankton allows the tiny ocean plants to determine their fate in ocean turbulence by forming 'social mixers.'


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.