Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning
An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.
Catch-release-repeat: Study reveals novel technique for handling molecules
Like vast international trading companies, biological systems pick up freight items (in the form of small molecules), transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination. These ...
New image-analysis methods can automate identification of cost-effective sites for development
Projects that target aid toward villages and rural areas in the developing world often face time-consuming challenges, even at the most basic level of figuring out where the most appropriate sites are for ...
Altering mechanical properties of cell environments to produce desired chemical outputs
Researchers in MIT Associate Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet's group last year showed that three biomechanical and biophysical markers could accurately identify the most desirable stem cells from a mixed group ...
Atoms crowd and abandon catalyst's internal channel surfaces, changing its ability to drive reactions
Simple improvements to a bland-looking catalyst could change biofuel refining; the challenge is discovering how the catalyst truly works. Led by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a team ...
Air pollutants could boost potency of common airborne allergens
A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be a major contributor to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ...
Neanderthals shape up as globe's first jewellers
The widely-held vision of Neanderthals as brutes may need a stark rethink after research found they crafted the world's earliest jewellery from eagle talons 130,000 years ago, long before modern humans appeared ...
Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight
A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.
Real-time holographic displays one step closer to reality
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have designed a new type of pixel element and demonstrated its unique switching capability, which could make three-dimensional holographic displays possible.
A better method for making perovskite solar cells
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.
Mudskipper fish may offer clues about development of tongue in land animals
Researchers discover oldest Roman fort – possible origin of Trieste, Italy
Chemists claim to have solved riddle of how life began on Earth
Comet probe Rosetta detects the 'most wanted molecule'
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made the first measurement of molecular nitrogen at a comet, providing clues about the temperature environment in which Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko formed.