Physicists discovered new peculiarities of a material with a giant magnetocaloric effect

The magnetocaloric effect (MCE) is manifested in cooling or heating of the magnetic material (a material having magnetic properties) in an external magnetic field. This phenomenon was first discovered..

Mapping pluripotency differences between mice, monkeys, and humans

Credit: Mitinori Saitou Japan -- Not too shabby, humans. New research shows that certain primate stem cells have pluripotency superior to some types derived from mice. The study, published in Nature,..

Coffee drinking habits can be written in our DNA, study finds

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, the study found. Experts say the ..

Latest research reveals sitting in traffic jams is officially bad for you

With millions of motorists set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high lev..

New strategy to fight mosquitoes in a more efficient and sustainable way

Credit: © E. van Herk Mosquitoes continue to build resistance to existing pesticides. Research has now shown that the chemical substances emitted by one of the mosquito's natural enemies - the..

New method in synthesis and development for pharmaceuticals

A new research, affiliated with UNIST has been highlighted on the inside front cover of the June issue of the prestigious journal Chemical Communications. The key finding of this study is the developm..

Louisiana Tech University uses underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage

RUSTON, La. - An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure da..

Perfluorinated compounds found in African crocodiles, American alligators

Credit: John Bowden/HML American alligators and South African crocodiles populate waterways a third of the globe apart, and yet both have detectable levels of long-lived industrial and household co..

University of Toronto scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel

TORONTO, ON - Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming - and quite likely our own eventual extinction - by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. ..

Positioning exact to the millimeter

How many millimeters has the sea level risen? How fast are the continents moving? How big is the impact of high and low pressure areas on the altitude of landmasses? In order to answer these questions..