Everyone can have an impact on the dynamics of a group, particularly if they join forces with others
How do we as individuals prompt our fellow humans to behave socially? This is one of the central questions relating to social dilemmas in game theory. Previous studies assumed that it is almost impossible ...
Researchers discover way to coordinate different types of robots
(Phys.org) —Robots have great value in a wide variety of areas, and while robots acting alone can be helpful in collecting data, ones that "talk" to each other can yield endless potential. That's especially ...
Fairy wren embryos found able to discern between adult calls
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Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
Through 3D-printed prosthetic, Illinois students lending a hand in Ecuador
For most amputees, the road to a more fun recreactional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to a student-led research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that might ...
Debris revives hope of finding Amelia Earhart plane
Researchers on the trail of missing 1930s aviatrix Amelia Earhart say they are increasingly convinced that aluminum debris found on a South Pacific beach came from her lost airplane.
Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners—birds
With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds – running birds.
Supersonic laser-propelled rockets
Scientists and science fiction writers alike have dreamt of aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels. Now, a new method for improving the thrust generated by such laser-propulsion ...
HTML5 reaches 'Recommendation' status
'Treasure in saliva' may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them
UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing—at an early stage—diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
First detailed picture of a cancer-related cell enzyme in action on a chromosome unit
A landmark study to be published in the October 30, 2014 print edition of the journal Nature provides new insight into the function of an enzyme related to the BRCA1 breast-cancer protein. The study by a t ...
EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise
The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.
Four new dragon millipedes found in China
A team of speleobiologists from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have described four new species of the dragon millipedes from southern China, two of which seem to ...