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Phys.org / United States' ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, analysis shows

More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend to be "lightly" or "minimally" protected from damaging human activity, research led by Oregon ...

1 hour ago in Earth
Phys.org / A new law unchains fusion energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects ...

12 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Spectacular ceiling frescoes discovered in the Temple of Khnum at Esna

In the Temple of Khnum at Esna, Upper Egypt, German and Egyptian researchers have uncovered a series of vibrantly-colored ceiling frescoes. The relief images in the central section of the ceiling, Professor Christian Leitz ...

9 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / NASA's InSight still hunting marsquakes as power levels diminish

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year.

8 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Child's tooth could offer clues to ancient human relative

A child's tooth at least 130,000 years old found in a Laos cave could help scientists uncover more information about an early human cousin, a study said on Tuesday.

8 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Team develops automated platform for plasmid production

Plasmids have extensive use in basic and applied biology. These small, circular DNA molecules are used by scientists to introduce new genes into a target organism. Well known for their applications in the production of therapeutic ...

8 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / New protein structures to aid rational drug design

In a major advance for rational drug design, a Texas A&M AgriLife team has described several protein structures of a crucial player in cellular processes. The advance could bring new ideas for treatments of diseases such ...

8 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Mysterious nuclear transient AT2019pev inspected in X-rays

Astronomers from the Ohio State University (OSU) and elsewhere have performed a detailed X-ray observational campaign of a mysterious nuclear transient event known as AT2019pev. Results of the study, published May 10 on the ...

17 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / New silicon nanowires can really take the heat

Scientists have demonstrated a new material that conducts heat 150% more efficiently than conventional materials used in advanced chip technologies. 

14 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / New algorithm approach paves the way for larger, more complex metalenses

Compact and lightweight metasurfaces—which use specifically designed and patterned nanostructures on a flat surface to focus, shape and control light—are a promising technology for wearable applications, especially virtual ...

9 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Marine ecologists warn of coral extinction by the end of the century

Vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life are diminishing throughout the Caribbean as global temperatures rise. Coral reefs are habitats that support the seafood industry, are barriers for coastal communities from storms, ...

9 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Farm vehicles are now heavier than most dinosaurs: Why that's a problem

What does a modern combine harvester and a Diplodocus have in common? One answer, it seems, may be their big footprints on the soil. A new study led by researchers from Sweden and Switzerland has found that the weight of ...

14 hours ago in Biology