Stars are more massive than we thought — ScienceDaily

A team of University of Copenhagen astrophysicists has arrived at a major result regarding star populations beyond the Milky Way. The result could change our understanding of a wide range…

Defects in polymers allow solvents to easily diffuse, producing color changes — ScienceDaily

Dr. Edwin L. Thomas, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and a team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Yonsei University recently discovered a helicoidal-shaped defect…

Highest Efficiency 1-Sun Solar Cell — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency…

New gene identified in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the group of Eva van Rooij used advanced sequencing technology to better understand the heart disease arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, in which heart muscle tissue is replaced by fat cells.…

Population-scale study highlights ongoing risk of COVID-19 in some cancer patients despite vaccination — ScienceDaily

A study co-led by the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Southampton and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), published in Lancet Oncology today by the UK Coronavirus Cancer Evaluation Project,…

Designers find better solutions with computer assistance, but sacrifice creative touch — ScienceDaily

From building software to designing cars, engineers grapple with complex design situations every day. ‘Optimizing a technical system, whether it’s making it more usable or energy-efficient, is a very hard…

Low-cost gel film can pluck drinking water from desert air — ScienceDaily

More than a third of the world’s population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a…

Under anaerobic conditions, common microbial communities can break the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond — ScienceDaily

Engineers at UC Riverside are the first to report selective breakdown of a particularly stubborn class of PFAS called fluorinated carboxylic acids (FCAs) by common microorganisms. Under anaerobic conditions, a…

Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study — ScienceDaily

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK…

Even a single light can throw off the butterfly’s internal compass — ScienceDaily

Besides planting milkweed in the garden, people interested in helping monarch butterflies might want to turn off the porch light. Biologists at the University of Cincinnati say nighttime light pollution…