Cyborg insects generate power for their own neural control
Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time
(Phys.org) —Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility ...
Shape-changing liquid metal antenna could lead to responsive electronic devices
Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch
Researchers develop technique to remotely control cockroaches (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control, or steer, cockroaches.
Spray-on antenna gets great reception at Google event
Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Harvard have demonstrated a new kind of tunable color filter that uses optical nanoantennas to obtain precise control of color output.
Ultrafast technique unlocks design principles of quantum biology
University of Chicago researchers have created a synthetic compound that mimics the complex quantum dynamics observed in photosynthesis and may enable fundamentally new routes to creating solar-energy technologies. ...
A turbulent birth for stars in merging galaxies
(Phys.org) —Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of French astrophysicists have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called 'starbursts') ...
Chips that can steer light
If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands ...
Researchers use DNA origami technique to build nanoantennas with docking sites
Simulations uncover 'flashy' secrets of merging black holes (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—According to Einstein, whenever massive objects interact, they produce gravitational waves—distortions in the very fabric of space and time—that ripple outward across the universe at the ...
Principles of locomotion in confined spaces could help fire ant-inspired robot teams work underground (w/ video)
Future teams of subterranean search and rescue robots may owe their success to the lowly fire ant, a much-despised insect whose painful bites and extensive networks of underground tunnels are all-too-familiar ...