By watching people walk, researchers decode the foot position's role in maintaining balance
Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. They learned everything they needed to know by watching people walk naturally on a treadmill.
Skin coloring of rhesus macaque monkeys linked to breeding success, new study shows
Skin colour displayed amongst one species of monkey provides a key indicator of how successfully they will breed, a new study has shown.
Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation
Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond ...
Future flexible electronics based on carbon nanotubes: Improving nanotube transistor performance with fluoropolymers
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes ...
Enabling bendable optoelectronics devices: Gallium nitride micro-rods grown on graphene substrates
"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers ...
Engineers combine mechanics with biology to make key discovery about communication between cells
When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this communication happened primarily through chemical signaling. Now researchers ...
Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.
EnGo public charging station serves university students
Study helps assess impact of temperature on belowground soil decomposition
The Earth's soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. A new paper in the journal Nature Cl ...
'Space bubbles' may have aided enemy in fatal Afghan battle
In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, military officers in Bagram, Afghanistan desperately radioed a Chinook helicopter headed for the snowcapped peak of Takur Ghar. On board were 21 men, deployed ...
Actions on climate change bring better health, study says
(Phys.org) —The number of extremely hot days in eastern and midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and ...
A 3D-printed laptop prepared for crowdfunding campaign
XPRIZE announces Global Learning XPRIZE—$15 million competition to disrupt education
16,000 demonstrators rally against restarting Japan nuke plant
Some 16,000 people rallied Tuesday in the Japanese capital against the government's plan to restart nuclear reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, Jiji Press said.