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Phys.org / Environmental scientist suggests lessons can be learned from unexpected eruption of Cumbre Vieja

Environmental scientist Marc-Antoine Longpré with City University of New York is suggesting in a Perspective piece published in the journal Science that lessons can be learned from the unexpected eruption of Cumbre Vieja ...

9 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Novel two-step mechanism revealed in two-dimensional material formation

Typically only an atom thick, 2D materials exhibit highly desirable properties for advanced technologies, such as flexibility, superconductivity and more. Made from carefully transitioning individual components from gas or ...

10 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / How can music, dance and art help improve air pollution?

Music, dance, art and storytelling have allowed an international team of researchers to reveal aspects of air pollution in Nairobi that would not have been identified otherwise.

6 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / Tropical forests recover after deforestation

Tropical forests are disappearing at an alarming rate through deforestation, but they also have the potential to regrow naturally on abandoned lands. This has been shown by an international study led by scientists from Wageningen ...

6 hours ago in Earth
Phys.org / The role of messenger RNA in DNA repair

An organism's genome could be compared to a complex system of instructions that allows it not only to develop, but also to carry out all the activities essential to its survival. To do this, this genome needs to be expressed ...

6 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Never-before-seen electron behavior could help scientists create superwires for supercharged technology

Wakanda, the mythical setting for Marvel's superhero film "Black Panther," is home to some not-so-mythical technology. An indestructible cape might not yet be possible, but Wakanda's levitating high-speed trains could zoom ...

9 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Exoplanets in debris disks

Debris disks around main-sequence stars are tenuous belts of dust thought to be produced when asteroids or other planetesimals collide and fragment. They are common: more than about a quarter of all main-sequence stars have ...

7 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / CMS collaboration homes in on Higgs boson's lifetime

The Higgs boson doesn't stick around for long. Once it is created in particle collisions, the famed particle lives for a mere less than a trillionth of a billionth of a second or, more precisely, 1.6 x 10-22 seconds. According ...

8 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Development of a single-process platform for the manufacture of graphene quantum dots

Graphene consists of a planar structure, with carbon atoms connected in a hexagonal shape that resembles a beehive. When graphene is reduced to several nanometers (nm) in size, it becomes a graphene quantum dot that exhibits ...

8 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / ESA's Mars Express unravels mystery of martian moon using 'fake' flybys

By performing a series of real and 'fake' flybys, ESA's Mars Express has revealed how Mars' largest moon, Phobos, interacts with the solar wind of charged particles thrown out by the Sun—and spotted an elusive process that ...

8 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Iron selenide film reveals clues about superconductivity

Through their study of two-dimensional iron selenide (FeSe) films, a research team has unlocked some intriguing clues about superconductivity.

8 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Host and resident bacteria join forces to control fungi in plant roots

In nature, the roots of healthy plants are colonized by complex microbial communities of bacteria and filamentous eukaryotes (i.e., fungi and oomycetes, Fig. 1), the composition of which profoundly influences plant health. ...

8 hours ago in Biology