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Phys.org / Discovering a previously unknown role for a source of magnetic fields

Magnetic forces ripple throughout the universe, from the fields surrounding planets to the gasses filling galaxies, and can be launched by a phenomenon called the Biermann battery effect. Now scientists at the U.S. Department ...

11 hours ago in Physics
Tech Xplore / A new strategy to correct imperfections in occupancy grid maps

Researchers at Laboratório de Computação de Alto Desempenho (LCAD) of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), in Brazil, have devised a novel strategy for correcting imperfections in occupancy grid maps by correcting ...

13 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / Researchers confirm Earth's inner core is solid

A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could help us understand how our planet was formed.

14 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / A call to add a well-being index to national economic measures

A trio of economists is suggesting that it is time to add a well-being index to national economic measures. Carol Graham with the Brookings Institution, Kate Laffan with the London School of Economics and Sergio Pinto with ...

12 hours ago in Other Sciences
Tech Xplore / Researchers demonstrate 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward ...

7 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Phys.org / New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday.

12 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Producing defectless metal crystals of unprecedented size

A research group at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has published an article in Science describing a new method to convert inexpensive polycrystalline metal ...

14 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Study shows gender preferences differ more in countries that are more affluent and gender equal

A pair of researchers, one with the University of Bonn, the other the University of California, has found evidence that shows gender preferences differ more in countries that are more affluent and gender equal than in countries ...

14 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Chandra and ALMA measure speed of sloshing gas in galaxy cluster

Almost all galaxy clusters experience mergers. While a merger takes place, a specific spiral pattern can often be observed in X-ray images. Such a spiral feature is due to the motion of the sloshing gas induced by a merger. ...

14 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts

Climate change is in full swing and will continue unabated as long as CO2 emissions continue. One possible solution is to return CO2 to the energy cycle: CO2 could be processed with water into methanol, a fuel that can be ...

14 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Monkeys do not start to resemble their parents before puberty

Most of us would acknowledge that family members often resemble one another, particularly in the face. Indeed, humans are good at picking out pairs of close relatives amongst the faces of unfamiliar adults. We are also more ...

12 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Research shows signalling mechanism in the brain shapes social aggression

Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) affects social dominance in mice. The research has ...

12 hours ago in Neuroscience