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Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'

Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group. In a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology, ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Making nanowires from protein and DNA

The ability to custom design biological materials such as protein and DNA opens up technological possibilities that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. For example, synthetic structures made of DNA could one day be ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Customizing 3-D printing

The technology behind 3-D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications, and even for ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Engineering
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A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don't necessarily have any background in the field, either.

dateSep 02, 2015 in Software
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Identifying illegal websites in photos

European computer scientists have developed a way to "read" web addresses in images that could improve filters for blocking pornographic, gambling and other sites. They provide details in the new issue of the International ...

dateSep 01, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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