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Scientists have found sensing organs in fish that give them a "sixth sense" for detecting flows of water to spot prey and avoid obstacles. Read the associated Physical Review Letters abstract.

source: Deccan Herald

Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate using miniature shock waves akin to sonic booms? Read the associated abstract of the forthcoming Physical Review E paper.

source: Phys.Org

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? At least one physicist thinks the answer is yes. Read the associated abstract of the forthcoming Physical Review E paper.

source: WBUR-FM

Materials scientists have constructed round, pom-pom-like graphene microparticles by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a hot solvent—a process akin to deep-frying. The technique could provide a simple, versatile means to make electrode...

source: Scientific American

Humans use GPS devices and Google Maps to guide them home, but loggerhead turtles still prefer a magnetic compass. Unlike some beach bums, these turtles spend most of their lives in the ocean. Every 2 years, females cross the seven seas, docking on the beaches where they...

source: ScienceNOW

At least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the solar system, scientists believe. The secret worlds are thought to exist beyond the orbits of Neptune, the furthest true planet...

source: The Guardian


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