Magnetic stray fields cause problems when trying to generate particularly tiny bits. An invisibility cloak put over the structures could help to increase the information density of hard disk drives.
The summer of 2018 saw losses in arable crops of up to 50 percent in some regions of Germany. As such weather extremes are likely to increase, adapting agriculture to climate change is crucial.
Fish experience stress, as do humans. Directors of display aquariums are anxious that flash lights may disturb the fish. The good news: you need not worry about taking snapshots of the Ram cichlid.
Even though we constantly blink and move our head and eyes, we still see our world as a stable whole. How does the brain put together the visual information to form a conclusive image?
A newly developed material can “answer” temperature changes or, in the future, the presence of chemical substances and toxins with a color change.
Employees become less productive even if it is their colleagues who are treated unfairly and not them. This was demonstrated in a behavioural economic experiment with 195 subjects.
Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites. They eat the millipedes because they secrete benzoquinone, a substance that is also known...
Observations with X-ray satellites open a window to regions of the Universe that are invisible to human eyes. The first catalogue of X-ray sources in overlapping observations has now been published.
Predatory publishers that only simulate academic quality-assurance procedures harm the credibility of academia, which must develop greater awareness of this kind of business model.
The atmosphere impairs the astronomical images. A technology used for the first time suppresses the blurred effects of the atmosphere and produces very sharp images of the universe.