New research finds racial bias in rideshare platforms

New research to be published in the INFORMS journal Management Science has found popular rideshare platforms…

Scientists shed light on essential carbon-fixing machinery in bacteria

Scientists have been studying cyanobacteria and its many potential applications for decades, from cutting CO2 emissions…

Shedding new light on nanolasers using 2-D semiconductors

In his latest line of research, Cun-Zheng Ning, a professor of electrical engineering in the Ira…

Using AI to map marine environments

Sonar is commonly used to map the ocean floor, and seabed composition (e.g. mud, clay or…

New rules for the physical basis of cellular organelle composition

New findings about critical cellular structures have upended common assumptions about their formation and composition and…

Mats made from nanofibers linked to a red wine chemical could help prevent oxidation

Spoiling foods, souring wine and worsening wounds have a common culprit—a process called oxidation. Although the…

How small chromosomes compete with big ones for a cell's attention

From avocado plants to baker’s yeast, humans to zebras, sexually reproducing organisms must create germ cells…

Technologies to extract, purify critical rare earth metals could be a 'game changer'

The technology – developed and patented from the laboratory of Nien-Hwa Linda Wang, Purdue’s Maxine Spencer Nichols…

Cold air rises—what that means for Earth's climate

Conventional knowledge has it that warm air rises while cold air sinks. But a study from…

Look beyond rainforests to protect trees, scientists say

Temperate and tropical dry forests—not just rainforests—are home to thousands of unique tree species, a new…