Could cactus pear become a major crop like soybeans and corn in the near future, and help provide a biofuel source, as well as a sustainable food and forage crop? Researchers believe the plant, with […]
The process of egg formation in fruit flies relies on physical phenomena analogous to the exchange of gases between balloons of different sizes, according to a new study by biologists and mathematicians.
New research describes novel achievements designed to make the implementation of gene drives safer and more controllable. The new split drive and home-and-rescue systems address concerns about the release of gene drives in wild populations.
A research team is a 3D printing method called stereolithography and jelly-like materials known as hydrogels to develop a 3D printing method that’s 10-50 times faster than the industry standard. The team says its progress […]
Public grants to build rural broadband networks may not be sufficient to close the digital divide, new research finds.
Studies show that engaging high school girls in physics before they begin formal studies gives them an edge, and helping K-12 teachers incorporate engineering concepts in the classroom boosts their students — and themselves.
A meta-analysis finds that vision impairment and blindness are tied to an increased risk of mortality, prompting the need to address global eye health disparities.
Researchers found large quantities of previously undetectable compounds from the family of chemicals known as PFAS in six watersheds on Cape Cod using a new method to quantify and identify PFAS compounds. Exposures to some […]
Researchers have successfully reprogrammed a glial cell type in the central nervous system into new neurons to promote recovery after spinal cord injury — revealing an untapped potential to leverage the cell for regenerative medicine.
The first trek of NASA’s largest, most advanced rover yet on the Red Planet marks a major milestone before science operations get under way.