Researchers study bamboo for engineered building material
Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical ...
Researchers treat incarceration as a disease epidemic, discover small changes help
The incarceration rate has nearly quadrupled since the U.S. declared a war on drugs, researchers say. Along with that, racial disparities abound. Incarceration rates for black Americans are more than six times higher than ...
Solitary acoustic waves observed to propagate at a lipid membrane interface
Researchers mimic insect ocelli to build light sensor to control fly-sized drone
How cormorants emerge dry after deep dives
Feathers have long been recognized as a classic example of efficient water-shedding—as in the well-known expression "like water off a duck's back." A combination of modeling and laboratory tests has now ...
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
'Clever' DNA may help bacteria survive
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered that bacteria can reshape their DNA to survive dehydration.
Study shows jellyfish blooms can be predicted by calm trade winds
Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks
Revealing the healing of Dino-sores
Scientists have used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to examine the cracks, fractures and breaks in the bones of a 150 million-year-old predatory dinosaur.
Molecular networks provide insights for computer security
The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie ...
Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law
(Phys.org) —If an insect drew a line as it chased its next meal, the resulting pattern would be a tangled mess. But there's method to that mess, says Jane Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and physics, ...