How could two orange tigers produce a white cub?

A rare white tiger cub was born at a zoo in Nicaragua just over a week ago and is being raised by humans after its mother rejected it, AFP news agency reported.  The cub, named Nieve (“snow” in Spanish), is white, but both of its parents are orange Bengal tigers from India. So how did […]

Scientists develop an efficient way to produce low-cost heatsinks

NUST MISIS scientists found a way to reduce the cost of industrial and electronics heatsinks production up to 10 times. Consequently, the product itself would also cost less. The proposed methods presume the use of rubbers and silicon carbide as components, i.e. these components are mixed, pressed and sintered. The article on the research is […]

Researchers Produce First Artificial Icequakes

Scientists have produced the first laboratory examples of glacier seismicity, or icequakes, according to new research. Results from these first icequake experiments by Zoet et al. suggest that interactions between glacier ice and the bedrock below mimic the interactions of rocks on faults that cause earthquakes. The new experimental approach helps researchers better […]

Surrey helps to produce the world’s first neutron-rich, radioactive tantalum ions

An international team of scientists have unveiled the world’s first production of a purified beam of neutron-rich, radioactive tantalum ions. This development could now allow for lab-based experiments on exploding stars helping scientists to answer long-held questions such as “where does gold come from?” In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, the University of […]

Scientists develop a simple and scalable strategy to produce resin films with anti-reflective nanostructures–inspired by eyes of moths — ScienceDaily

There is a huge number of human problems that scientists and engineers have solved by drawing ideas directly from mechanisms found in other lifeforms, from Velcro to Japan’s famous bullet trains, the Shinkansen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to know that many remarkable advances in anti-reflective coating were inspired by the peculiar […]

Fish exposed to even small amounts of estrogen produce fewer males — ScienceDaily

Water tainted with even a small concentration of human hormones can have profound effects on fish, according to a University of Cincinnati biologist. UC assistant professor Latonya Jackson conducted experiments with North American freshwater fish called least killifish. She found that fish exposed to estrogen in concentrations of 5 nanograms per liter in controlled lab […]