Ninjabot strikes with force of a mantis shrimp
Fusion, and friction, and fields! Oh, my! The rich and ubiquitous world of fluid dynamics
Spatial order increases cooperation in quantum prisoner's dilemma game
Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
Scientists discover bulk material that exhibits monolayer behavior
Fractal wire patterns enhance stretchability of electronic devices
Quantum communication scheme provides guaranteed security without quantum memories
Photons' journeys across the universe help unravel cosmological mysteries
Self-organizing robots: Robotic construction crew needs no foreman (w/ video)
On the plains of Namibia, millions of tiny termites are building a mound of soil—an 8-foot-tall "lung" for their underground nest. During a year of construction, many termites will live and die, wind and ...
What are the chances that a particle collider's strangelets will destroy the Earth?
Bending the light with a tiny chip
(Phys.org) —Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your phone projects ...
Turing's theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death
Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology, Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical ...
Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages, research says
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand ...
Mongol Empire rode wave of mild climate, says study
Researchers studying the rings of ancient trees in mountainous central Mongolia think they may have gotten at the mystery of how small bands of nomadic Mongol horsemen united to conquer much of the world ...