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REBEKAH MARCARELLI

Silicon pillars

Solar Cells Made More Efficient With 'Invisible' Metal Wires That Don't Reflect Light

Nov 27, 2015 09:24 PM EST

Reflection is one of the biggest challenges in the field of solar technology, but new research could offer a solution.

Computer simulations how a 555-million-year-old organism with no known modern relatives fed.

Early Ecosystems Were Much More Complex Than Previously Believed, Ancient Eating Habits Reveal

Nov 27, 2015 08:18 PM EST

Scientists discovered that a very early organism fed in an extraordinarily complex way.

Flooding

UN: Weather-Related Disasters Killed 606,000 Over Past 20 Years, Climate Change Mitigation Crucial

Nov 27, 2015 07:28 PM EST

Recent findings revealed weather-related natural disasters have doubled since the 1980s.

Schematic of a laser beam energizing a monolayer semiconductor made of molybdenum disulfide.

Molecule-Thick Film Now Defect-Free, Could Be Used In Flexible Electronics And Solar Cells

Nov 26, 2015 05:02 PM EST

Scientists discovered a way to fix defects in monolayer semiconductors.

Pigeons

Pigeons Choose Their Flock Leader Based On Speed, Study Finds

Nov 26, 2015 04:32 PM EST

How do pigeons choose their leaders?

global warming

Global Warming Will Progress Much More Quickly Than Expected, Study Predicts

Nov 26, 2015 04:17 PM EST

Scientists demonstrated that increased temperatures lead to "vicious circle" of methane release.

Rainbow hologram

Rainbow Holograms Created In Minutes With Simple Inkjet Printer

Nov 26, 2015 04:02 PM EST

Rainbow holograms are used for security purposes in valuables, credit cards, and currency.

 A scanning electron microscope image of a coccolithophore.

Rapid Growth Of Marine Micro-Algae Likely Caused By Increased Carbon Levels

Nov 26, 2015 03:45 PM EST

Scientists found high concentrations of carbon are causing populations of marine algae to spike.

Global Warming

Global Warming 'Hiatus' Not Supported By Substantial Evidence, Scientists Say

Nov 26, 2015 02:50 PM EST

Scientists found no conclusive evidence to suggest the existence of a pause in global warming.

The sensor consists of four areas with different metal oxides

New Sensor Detects Cable Fires Before They Even Start To Burn

Nov 26, 2015 01:57 PM EST

The sensor could help prevent disasters related to cable fires.

Fingerprints

Fingerprints Could Reveal Whether A Culprit Is Male Or Female With Groundbreaking New Technique

Nov 26, 2015 01:16 PM EST

Could your fingerprint reveal your gender?

Self-repaired supergel supports its own weight after being sliced in half.

World's First Self-Healing Gel Could Be Used In Flexible Electronics

Nov 25, 2015 07:34 PM EST

The gel also has a much higher rate of conductivity than today's models.

Black Widow

Spider And Prey DNA Sequenced From Samples Of Spiderwebs That Had Been Empty For Almost 3 Months

Nov 25, 2015 07:16 PM EST

The new research could open the door for new insights into pest management and biodiversity.

A scene of an animation taken from data drawn from an ocean model run on the Australian super computer, Raijin.

Antarctic Water Movement Tracked In Stunning Animation: Findings Could Shed Light On Climate Change

Nov 24, 2015 05:59 PM EST

The new findings were made using big data and Australia's largest supercomputer.

Army Ants

Ants That Use Their Bodies To Build Bridges Could Inspire New Generation Of Swarm Robots (VIDEO)

Nov 24, 2015 05:29 PM EST

Scientists captured ants creating "body bridges" of video, and the observations could have some valuable applications in robotics.

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