Stories by Bob Yirka

Carp demonstrate rapid de-evolution to get their scales back

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from France, Hungary and Madagascar has found that a type of carp bred to have fewer scales and subsequently released into the wild in Madagascar a century ago has devolved ...

Aug 24, 2016

VR rendering software used to trick facial security systems

(Tech Xplore)—A small team of researchers with The University of North Carolina has given a demonstration at this year's Usenix symposium showing a means for easily defeating facial security systems. They have outlined ...

Aug 23, 2016

Jellyfish proteins used to create polariton laser

(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Scotland and Germany has developed a way to create a polariton laser by using jellyfish proteins cultivated in E. coli cells. In their paper published in the journal Science ...

Aug 22, 2016

A new way to make synthetic mother-of-pearl

A team of researchers from several institutions in China and Germany has found a way to create a synthetic type of nacre—more commonly known as mother-of-pearl. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team ...

Aug 19, 2016