Princeton University researchers have found a mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival.
Study, which was conducted by a team of 71 researchers from 12 countries, reveals potentially large influences of fungi, one of the most biologically diverse classes of organisms, on our energy supplies.
Scientists at the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research Site discover that a combination of today's higher atmospheric carbon dioxide level and its atmospheric fallout is altering the hydrology and water quality of forested watersheds.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have invented a "smart" headlight system that can improve visibility by constantly redirecting light to shine between particles of precipitation.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are proposing a new spin on an old method: A switch from the use of silicon electronics back to vacuums as a medium for electron transport - exhibiting a significant paradigm shift in electronics.
A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than three million times more sensitive, according to Princeton University researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology.
Harvard University scientists and engineers seek to artificially mimic the collective behavior and "intelligence" of a bee colony with the goal of gaining a greater understanding of fields such as entomology, developmental biology, amorphous computing and electrical engineering.
Research conducted at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center shows that birds and other animals change their behavior in response to manmade noise, but human clamor doesn't just affect animals. Because many animals also pollinate plants or disperse their seeds, human noise can have ripple effects on plants too.
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.
Analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive detector deployed in deep ice at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, provided insight into one of the most enduring mysteries in physics, the production of cosmic rays.
Researchers from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Case Western Reserve University found a fossil which indicates that between three and four million years ago, there were at least two pre-human species living on the Earth.
According to research results from scientists at Rutgers University, future generations will likely witness sea levels rise between 40 and 70 feet higher than at present even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
A University of Illinois at Chicago biologist and his colleagues think the subterranean lifestyle of the naked mole-rat may hold clues to keeping brain cells alive and functioning when oxygen is scarce. The key may lie in how brain cells regulate their intake of calcium.
University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive.
An Iowa State engineer is working to develop computer modeling technology that will show engineers how to chip away at the surfaces of electric motors to create new designs and shapes that can increase power generation.
A two-year study of high school football players conducted by Purdue University suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to the head, as commonly believed.
Wetland restoration is a billion-dollar-a-year industry in the United States that aims to create ecosystems similar to those that disappeared over the past century. But a new analysis of restoration projects shows that restored wetlands seldom reach the quality of a natural wetland.
Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels.
Predictions of the loss of animal and plant diversity around the world are common under models of future climate change. But a new study shows that because these climate models don't account for species competition and movement, they could grossly underestimate future extinctions.
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