Thursday, November 26, 2015 News for a Mobile Generation


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.

Crib Bumper

Crib Bumpers Should Be Banned After Slew Of Infant Deaths, Study Urges

Nov 24, 2015 05:06 PM EST

Do crib bumpers really keep infants safe?


Climate Change Misrepresented As Debate Instead Of Fact In Middle-School Textbooks, Study Finds

Nov 23, 2015 09:50 PM EST

Scientists found textbooks from major publishers soften the facts about climate change.

A light micrograph of a tardigrade

Genome Of Animal That Can Survive In Outer Space Is Made Up Of One-Sixth Foreign DNA

Nov 23, 2015 09:04 PM EST

The finding suggest there is a link between foreign DNA and the ability to survive in extreme conditions.

Lava fountaining above the volcanic fissure of the Holuhraun flood basalt eruption in Iceland.

Dinosaur Extinction: 'Curtain Of Fire' Drawn On Popular Volcanic Theory

Nov 23, 2015 08:27 PM EST

Did volcanic activity really kill of the dinosaurs?

Mouse brain

Tastes Such As Bitter And Sweet Can Be Switched On And Off Through Brain Manipulation

Nov 22, 2015 04:32 PM EST

New findings suggest taste is "all in the brain."


Mollusks With Eye-Covered Shells Could Help Scientists Create Armor That Can 'See'

Nov 22, 2015 03:54 PM EST

In the past, researchers thought chitons' tiny eyes were too small to form focused images, but new research suggests otherwise.

Amazon Rainforest

Nearly Half Of All Amazone Tree Species In Serious Danger, But There May Still Be Hope

Nov 22, 2015 02:17 PM EST

Scientists believe measures must be taken or the Amazon will lose a significant number of tree species.


Earth's Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere Likely Created By Algae 'Whiffs' 2.5 Billion Years Ago

Nov 22, 2015 01:11 PM EST

Did algae create the atmosphere we see on Earth today?

Dark matter

'Dead Galaxy' Contains Highest Concentration Of Mysterious Dark Matter Ever Detected

Nov 22, 2015 12:20 PM EST

Scientists found an unusually high amount of dark matter in a nearby galaxy.

A dim red dwarf star is surprisingly active.

Tiny Star With 'Monstrous Temper' Could Help Us Rule Out Planets Inhospitable To Life

Nov 20, 2015 02:42 PM EST

Scientists discovered a small star that is much more active and violent than our own Sun.

Lookdown fish

How Fish Camouflage In Open Water Revealed: Could The U.S. Navy Do The Same?

Nov 20, 2015 01:30 PM EST

Scientists could apply the newly discovered mechanism fish use to reflect polarized light and disguise themselves in the open ocean for army intelligence.

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