Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Getting a charge from changes in humidity

(Phys.org) —A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Nanophysics
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The secrets of octopus suckers

(Phys.org) —Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates how octopus suckers help them attach to surfaces and examines how artificial sucker-like materials compare.

dateNov 28, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Peering into the future: How cities grow

Migration patterns into and out of cities are the result of millions of individual decisions, which in turn are affected by thousands of factors like economics, location, politics, security, aesthetics, sentiments and others. ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Pigeon wingman rules

Travelling in flocks may make individual birds feel secure but it raises the question of who decides which route the group should take.

dateSep 30, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Evolution
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