Stories by Bob Yirka

Ancient palace complex discovered in Mexican Valley of Oaxaca

(Phys.org)—A pair of archaeologists with the American Museum of Natural History has unearthed a palatial compound in El Palenque's plaza in the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National ...

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Evidence of giant tsunami on Mars suggests an early ocean

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from France, Italy and the U.S. has found what they believe is evidence of a giant tsunami occurring on Mars approximately 3 billion years ago due to an asteroid plunging into ...

Mar 27, 2017

Creating materials in a novel way by 3-D printing bacteria

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology has developed a means for 3-D printing a gel containing bacteria onto a base to create materials in a novel way. In their paper published in the journal ...

Mar 24, 2017

Double filters allow for tetrachromatic vision in humans

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin has developed a pair of glasses that allows the wearer to have tetrachromatic vision. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint sever, the group describes ...

Mar 23, 2017

Sand flow theory could explain water-like streaks on Mars

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from France and the Slovak Republic has proposed a theory to explain the water-like streaks that appear seasonally on the surface of Mars, which do not involve water. In their paper published ...

Mar 22, 2017

Hot Jupiter KELT-16b offers unique opportunity for research

(Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has found that a hot Jupiter called KELT-16b is likely to offer a unique opportunity for research for many years to come. In their paper published in The Astronomical ...

Mar 21, 2017

Efficiency of silicon solar cells climbs past 26 percent

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers working at Kaneka Corporation has broken the record for silicon-based solar cell efficiency by producing a cell that was tested to be 26.3-percent efficient—an increase of 0.7 percent ...

Mar 21, 2017

Moire superstructures created using block copolymers

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has developed a way to create moiré superstructures using block copolymers. In their paper published in the journal ACS Nano, the team describes the technique, ...

Mar 20, 2017