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Major Step Towards Quantum 'Internet' Signaled By Laser-like Photons
2013-03-19 13:30:09

The realization of quantum networks is one of the major challenges of modern physics. Now, new research shows how high-quality photons can be generated from 'solid-state' chips, bringing us closer to the quantum 'internet'.

2013-02-27 11:10:53

A novel tool exploits baker's yeast to expedite the development of new drugs to fight multiple tropical diseases, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness.

2013-02-06 16:02:40

Cichlid fish are more likely to accept immigrants into their group when they are under threat from predators and need reinforcements, new research shows.

Research Suggests Eurasian Jays May Be Able To Determine Aspects Of The 'Internal Life' Of Their Mate
2013-02-04 19:51:10

New research shows that male Eurasian Jays in committed relationships are able to share food with their female partner according to her current desire.

3D Microchip Moves Data In All Directions
2013-01-31 05:17:11

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip that allows information to move in three dimensions -- from left to right, back to front, and top to bottom.

Eurasian Jays Keep Quiet To Protect Stored Food
2012-12-05 13:05:55

Eurasian jays change strategies to prevent others from stealing food and to improve their chances of absconding with other birds' caches

2012-11-29 14:13:25

Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker – a biological indicator of a disease – for young adolescents who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety.

Sneaky Owls Use Stealth And Fly Silently
2012-11-20 15:58:27

Researchers are learning about stealth technology from a famous winged inhabitant in nature.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.