Barnes & Noble adds apps to Nook e-reader
Barnes & Noble Inc. on Monday added an applications store and an email program to its Nook Color e-reader, bringing the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.
The ultimate camo: Team to mimic camouflage skill of marine animals in high-tech materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Camouflage expert Roger Hanlon of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is co-recipient of a $6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to study and ultimately emulate the exquisite ...
Finding genetic changes behind moths' coloration
During the Industrial Revolution in 19th-century England, black moths started appearing - because they blended in better on pollution-darkened tree trunks than did normal, speckled moths. Now scientists are ...
Researchers create elastic material that changes color in UV light
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a range of soft, elastic gels that change color when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light and change back when the UV light is removed or the ...
Researchers discover way to create true-color 3-D holograms
Bats keep separate households
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of different resources by males and females exacerbates the estimation of population sizes. However, the monitoring of population sizes, particularly for rare and threatened species, ...
Cantor exhibition depicts how ancient world used color, how science reveals the faded past
With the silent attentiveness of a physician, Ivy Nguyen passes her hands over the recumbent white lady in the darkened lab. She cradles a handheld black light in her fingers.
New silkworm diet produces colored silk and possible medical advantages
Magnetic chameleons: New displays that change color under the influence of magnets
Chinese researchers have created microscopic capsules that change color when a magnetic field is applied. When the capsules are collected into an array, magnetic fields can be used to create colored patterns ...
You could be taking color pictures in the dark by the end of the year
Hair dyeing poised for first major transformation in 150 years
Technological progress may be fast-paced in many fields, but one mundane area has been almost left in the doldrums for the last 150 years: The basic technology for permanently coloring hair. That's the conclusion of an analysis ...
Evolution in action: Observing a split in the butterfly family tree
Larry Gilbert got hooked on observing butterflies when he was a just a kid.
Agouti gene may generate patterns from stripes to spots in vertebrates
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Harvard University are moving closer to answering some age-old questions. How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?
Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution
Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthropologist.