Review: Vita sets new standard for portable games
(AP) -- The PlayStation Vita won't replace your smartphone. For starters, it isn't a telephone (although it will eventually let you use Skype). And it's too big to fit in your pants pocket, unless you're wearing ...
Fossil moths reveal their true colors
Moths dead for 47 million years are again showing their true colors. For the first time, scientists have reconstructed the colors of an ancient fossil moth. The findings detailed not just a few spots of color, ...
Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container (w/ video)
A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which would appear ...
New analysis yields improvements in a classic 3D imaging technique
Research conducted at Curtin University in Perth has enabled significant increases in image quality in a widely used 3D printing technique that is more than 100 years old.
Building a better light bulb
Scientists study the movement of charge carriers to design an organic LED that is energy efficient and still casts a warm, natural glow.
Color printing at highest resolution possible enabled by use of arrays of metal-coated nanostructures
Commercial laser printers typically produce pin-sharp images with spots of ink about 20 micrometers apart, resulting in a resolution of 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). By shrinking the separation to just 250 nanometers—roughly ...
Fine-tuning a rainbow of colors at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —TVs, image sensors, iPads, digital cameras and other modern devices use filters to display the breadth of colors available in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Birds of a different color: Three major genes set feather hue in pigeons
Scientists at the University of Utah identified mutations in three key genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons. The same genes control pigmentation of human skin.
Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color
(Phys.org) —Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.
Color-tunable photonic fibers mimic the fruit of the 'bastard hogberry' plant
(Phys.org)—A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified ...
African starlings: Dashing darlings of the bird world in more ways than one
It's not going to happen while you're peering through your binoculars, but African glossy starlings change color more than 10 times faster than their ancestors and even their modern relatives, according to ...
Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers
When it comes to buying things, our brains can't see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees.
iPad dominates due to Apple's supply deals
Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate cache behind its products, but there's a hidden - almost mundane - reason its newest iPad is likely to dominate the competition: the advantageous deals the company ...
Plans revealed to create Richard III genome (Update)
British scientists on Tuesday announced plans to create the complete genome sequence of infamous British king Richard III after his remains were found under a car park in 2012.