Imperial Valley News
Davis, California - In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.
Stanford, California - A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current. But this widely used design has a flaw: The critical but shiny metal on top of the cell reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor where electricity is produced, reducing the cell's efficiency.
Stanford, California - Culture may play a key role in whether people "like" or "don't like" others, new Stanford research shows.
Stanford, California - Leaders from around the world will soon gather in Paris for a highly anticipated United Nations conference on climate change. Unlike previous talks, the 21st gathering of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change is widely believed to hold potential for major progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This, in turn, could prevent the world from passing a scientifically recognized point of no return for catastrophic warming.
Physicists set quantum record by using photons to carry messages from electrons over a distance of 1.2 miles
Stanford, California - Researchers from Stanford have advanced a long-standing problem in quantum physics – how to send "entangled" particles over long distances.
Stanford, California - Many animals exhibit learned behaviors, but humans are unique in their capacity to build on existing knowledge to make new innovations. Understanding the patterns of how new generations of tools emerged in prehistoric societies, however, has long puzzled scientists.