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Phys.org / Controlling instabilities gives closer look at chemistry from hypersonic vehicles

While studying the chemical reactions that occur in the flow of gases around a vehicle moving at hypersonic speeds, researchers at the University of Illinois used a less-is-more method to gain greater understanding of the ...

17 minutes ago in Physics
Phys.org / Water walking—the new mode of rock skipping

Researchers at Utah State University's Splash Lab discovered a new mode of water surface skipping termed "water walking".

8 minutes ago in Physics
Phys.org / Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay

MBARI researchers recently measured high concentrations of carbon dioxide in air blowing out to sea from cities and agricultural areas, including Silicon Valley. In a new paper in PLOS ONE, they calculate that this previously ...

12 minutes ago in Earth
Phys.org / New sensor detects rare metals used in smartphones

A more efficient and cost-effective way to detect lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies, could be possible with a new protein-based sensor that changes its fluorescence when it binds ...

14 minutes ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / Seven seconds of Spiderman viewing yields a 20 percent phobia symptom reduction

As the Marvel Avenger Endgame premieres in movie theaters this week, Israeli researchers are revealing that exposure to Spiderman and Antman movie excerpts decreases symptoms of spider and ant phobias, respectively.

9 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain 'missed diagnosis' in girls

Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet a growing body of research shows that the condition is more common in girls than previously thought, strongly suggesting ...

13 minutes ago in Autism spectrum disorders
Medical Xpress / Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health

People over the millennia have reported having deeply moving religious experiences either spontaneously or while under the influence of psychedelic substances such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms or the Amazonian brew ...

4 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack

For people who survive a heart attack, the days immediately following the event are critical for their longevity and long-term healing of the heart's tissue. Now researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, ...

19 minutes ago in Cardiology
Phys.org / Electron-phonon instability in graphene revealed by global and local noise probes

Understanding nonequilibrium phenomena to effectively control it is an outstanding challenge in science and engineering. In a recent study, Trond. I. Andersen and colleagues at the departments of physics, chemistry, materials ...

7 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

The strongest synthetic materials are often those that intentionally mimic nature.

5 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters

To a non-physicist, an "atomic beam collimator" may sound like a phaser firing mystical particles. That might not be the worst metaphor to introduce a technology that researchers have now miniaturized, making it more likely ...

6 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58

Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray space observatory, has yielded more insights into the nature of a pulsar wind nebula (PWN) ...

7 hours ago in Astronomy & Space