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Scientific Mystery About Evaporation Solved After 20 Years of Conflicting Findings

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 09:43 AM PST

Laboratory Rotary Evaporators

Work has implications for power generation, desalination, electronics. Evaporation can explain why water levels drop in a full swimming pool, but it also plays an…

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Pancake-Shaped Structures in Hummingbird Feathers Produce Their Iridescent Rainbow Colors

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 08:42 AM PST

Feather Close-Up

Hummingbirds are some of the most brightly-colored things in the entire world. Their feathers are iridescent—light bounces off them like a soap bubble, resulting in…

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New Quantum Detector Measures the Tiniest Energies in Superconducting Circuits

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 07:28 AM PST

Quantum Detector Artist Impression

A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology. Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and…

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Discovery Regarding Arctic Sea Ice and Permafrost Has Significant Implications for the Future

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 06:28 AM PST

Siberian Cave

Sea-Ice-Free Arctic Makes Permafrost Vulnerable to Thawing Permafrost is ground that remains frozen throughout the year; it covers nearly a quarter of Northern Hemisphere land….

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Surprisingly, Molecules Move Faster on Rough Terrain

Posted: 19 Jan 2020 04:10 AM PST

Polymer Chains near the Asperities of a Rough Substrate

Roughness, the presence of irregularities on a surface, is commonly associated to slower motion and stickiness. This is true at different length scales: at human…

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One Factor Causing Test Anxiety, Loneliness and Reduced Motivation to Study in University Students

Posted: 18 Jan 2020 10:48 PM PST

Excessive Internet Usage

Internet Use Reduces Study Skills in University Students Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital…

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H0LiCOW! Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe’s Expansion That Adds to Troubling Discrepancy

Posted: 18 Jan 2020 08:12 PM PST

Hubble Snapshots Massive Galaxy Background Quasar

New Hubble Measurement Strengthens Discrepancy in Universe’s Expansion Rate People use the phrase “Holy Cow” to express excitement. Playing with that phrase, researchers from an…

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