A silicon disc, or ‘wafer,’ yields dozens of semiconductor chips.
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Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
Offshore wind farms will assist in the renewable energy transition and offset the effects of climate change.
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While a US transition to renewable energy by 2030 is possible, streamlined policies with clear goals and incentives are necessary to get there, says an industrial engineering professor.
No, it’s not like donating a kidney. But it is still a gift.
Turner was the first scientist to prove certain insects could remember, learn and feel.
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The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
Cowpea is a popular protein source in West Africa.
Cowpea is an important crop in Ghana. What will a genetically modified version mean for the country’s farmers?
Haikouichthys ercaicunensis based on fossil evidence.
A biologist explains how researchers nail down the age of ancient fossils thanks to a physical process called radioactive decay.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting innovation – but we can learn a lot from what has worked and failed in the past.
Health-care workers in Toronto protest the Canadian truckers convoy last February that was against vaccine mandates.
To communicate scientific findings that are relevant to the public, science communicators need to understand how to overcome attitudes that are anti-science.
International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century.
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Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
Introductory science classes typically require students to memorize facts, rather than teaching them the basis of scientific thinking.
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College science classes often fall short of helping students see connections across subjects. Can a new approach make a difference?
A nanographene molecule imaged by noncontact atomic force microscopy.
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A physicist explains how atoms arrange themselves into molecules – and how scientists are able to image these tiny bits of matter that make up everything around you.
It can be painful for researchers to read harshly worded criticism of their work from peer reviewers.
Peer review of research sounds like it should be a conversation between equals. Instead, it can be patronizing, demanding and simply unkind. A group of journal editors thinks this should change.
Rotting seaweed has plagued the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, US and West African coasts for a decade. So we’ve developed a new approach to turn what’s now rubbish into green electricity and fertiliser.
There’s a special type of particle called a ‘tachyon’ which would have to travel faster than the speed of light. But here’s the hitch – we can’t prove tachyons even exist.
Science makes pleasure.
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New research found that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
The multiverse has been the topic of multiple recent films, such as Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Everything Everywhere All At Once: but what does science know about the multiverse?
There remains a crucial need for animal models to understand health and disease and to develop medicines.
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
Knowledge production in Global South countries is often centered on Western theories and colonial perspectives.
The decolonisation of science is an essential step for the academic community in Indonesia to find their voice.
Cloud seeding equipment near Winter Park in Colorado.
Several states are experimenting with weather modification to try to generate snow as water supplies shrink. An atmospheric scientist explains the history behind it – and the challenges.