Robot wind-around tentacle can grab, hold ant and egg
TAML catalysts safely and effectively remove estrogenic compounds from wastewater
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater.
Research finds urban social networks are not determined geographically, but socially
Until now, studies of human interactions through mobile communication and social media have always been conducted at the country scale—using broad strokes to produce illustrations of society's social networking ...
Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism
Learning about the birds and the bees helps aid flight
Research into how birds and bees use vision in flight is guiding the design of future autopilots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Scientists levitate wood on structured surfaces captured by high speed photography
Scientists from the University of Minnesota have discovered a new behavior of woody biomass that makes it levitate above heated surfaces. Announced in Nature Scientific Reports, the research captures via high speed photog ...
Physicists develop ultrasensitive nanomechanical biosensor
Two young researchers working at the MIPT Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics, Dmitry Fedyanin and Yury Stebunov, have developed an ultracompact, highly sensitive nanomechanical sensor for analyzing the ...
Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations
Tiger sharks are among the largest and most recognizable sharks on the planet, yet many of their habits remain mysterious because they are long-distance travelers that are hard to track. But a new study, ...
Researchers cross a critical threshold in optical communications
Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the "world's first fully functioning ...
Giant deer were still present in Southern Germany after the Ice Age
Scientists reconstruct the DNA of the Megaloceros from findings in caves in the Swabian Alb and discover possible causes for its later extinction.
Novel biotyping tool reveals hidden diversity within the UK's algae bank
Thousands of samples at the UK's 'algae bank' will need to be re-labelled as a ground-breaking new screening tool has revealed greater diversity than was previously known within the collection.
Researchers demonstrate 'no-ink' color printing with nanomaterials
Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are giving new meaning to the term "read the fine print" with their demonstration of a color printing process using nanomaterials.
New theory identifies height-to-base ratio that helped humanity master fire and migrate across the globe
From ancient Egyptians roasting a dripping cut of beef next to the Great Pyramid of Giza to a Boy Scout learning to build a log cabin fire in his backyard, everyone builds fires with the same general shape. ...
A small vortex on the wing makes the elegance of birds' flight
One mystery of birds' flight is solved! The elegance of birds' flight, their seemingly effortless aerial turns and the softness of their landing, have been envied by many people. From countless observations, ...