Two-lock box delivers cancer therapy
Rice University scientists have designed a tunable virus that works like a safe deposit box. It takes two keys to open it and release its therapeutic cargo.
Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior
In ancient Greece, the city-states that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community's crops often experienced better long-term success.
A feat in synthetic chemistry: Steroids that only nature could make on a large scale
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a feat in synthetic chemistry by inventing a scalable method to make complex natural compounds known as "polyhydroxylated steroids." These ...
CRIME attack is shown to decrypt HTTPS web sessions
Pasta-shaped radio waves beamed across Venice
A group of Italian and Swedish researchers appears to have solved the problem of radio congestion by cleverly twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta, allowing a potentially infinite number of channels to be ...
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
'Super circles' to lessen rush-hour headaches
While Mother Nature continues to challenge drivers across the country, a team of traffic engineers is working hard on a new way to make rush-hour commutes safer and faster in any weather.
Shedding new light on the 'electron highways' of organic solar cells
(Phys.org) —Sunlight absorbed by organic solar cells must first navigate a nanoscale gauntlet before becoming useable electricity. After hitting the light-absorbing material of the solar cell, called the ...
Computer system automatically generates TCP congestion-control algorithms
TCP, the transmission control protocol, is one of the core protocols governing the Internet: If counted as a computer program, it's the most widely used program in the world.
Research promises breakthrough in internet bandwidth (w/ Video)
As rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth strains the Internet's capacity, a team of engineers has devised a new fiber optic technology that promises to increase bandwidth dramatically. The new technology could enable Internet ...
New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds
Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Researchers from MIT and UC Berkeley tracked traffic in Boston and San Francisco with cell tower and GPS data and analyzed bottlenecks. Their computer analysis suggested a possible strategy for relieving ...
Mathematicians develop a new 'third way' to improve airplane boarding
Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.
Extending range of electric vehicles by 10 percent with GPS-like device
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside believe they can extend the range of electric vehicles by at least 10 percent by taking into account real-time traffic information, road type and grade and passenger ...