Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch
A hydrogel that knows when to go (w/ Video)
Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace.
The goose bump sensor: A step toward direct detection of human emotional states
Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and ...
A/C came standard on armored dinosaur models
Sweating, panting, moving to the shade, or taking a dip are all time-honored methods used by animals to cool down. The implicit goal of these adaptations is always to keep the brain from overheating. Now a new study shows ...
Omron sensor can do security and hot-soup checks (w/ Video)
Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions
Scientists find microbes in lava tube living in conditions like those on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.
Scientists uncover secrets of hibernation
For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. Scientists ...
Body temperatures of dinosaurs measured for the first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. When dinosaurs were first discovered in the mid-19th century, paleontologists ...
The quick and the dead among tropical reptiles: Study suggests some faster lizards can survive climate change
Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds.
Study shows how mosquitoes handle the heat of a hot blood meal
Mosquitoes make proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature that's prompted by their hot blood meals, a new study has found.
Scientists uncover surprising features of bear hibernation
Black bears show surprisingly large and previously unobserved decreases in their metabolism during and after hibernation according to a paper by scientists at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University ...
Chip-in-a-pill may be approved in 2012
Protein modifies thyroid hormone levels according to body temperature
The thyroid hormone thyroxine, which controls our day-to-day activity and was previously believed to remain at a constant level in the blood, actually fluctuates as a result of a protein which modifies the release of the ...