Hankering for molecular electronics? Grab the new NIST sandwich
The sandwich recipe recently concocted by scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may prove tasty for computer chip designers, who have long had an appetite for molecule-sized ...
'FEAsy' analyzes designs from raw sketches to speed parts creation (w/ Video)
Going back to the drawing board is much easier now that researchers have developed a new type of design program called FEAsy.
White-lipped peccary trails lead to archeological discovery in Brazil
While tracking white-lipped peccaries and gathering environmental data in forests that link Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, a team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local partner ...
Scientists use game to generate database for analysis of drawing
The fingers of thousands of people who created sketches of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their iPhones can collectively guide and correct the drawing strokes of subsequent touchscreen users in an application created by ...
Leonardo's anatomical sketches fascinate modern-day anatomist
Sketched at a time when few dared oppose prevailing medical dogma, the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci display his rare and courageous curiosity, says a Texas anatomist who co-authored a new art catalog ...
Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?
The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding 8.4.
Suggested DAD over CAD could save millions
New engineering design software could drastically improve the efficiency and accuracy of electrical system documentation and save the construction, minerals and energy industries millions in labour costs.
'Surrogates' aid design of complex parts and controlling video games
Researchers have defined a new class of software, calling it "surrogate interaction," which enables designers and video gamers to more easily change features of complex objects like automotive drawings or ...
Children evaluate educational games
Is it possible to create suitable and amusing educational computer games? Can you use qualities from other types of games? And what do the children really think of these kinds of games? Wolmet Barendregt ...
Promising drilling tool
An innovative new oil-drilling tool concept has seen the light of day.
With robots, artist simultaneously draws in three cities
An Austrian artist on Thursday drew three pictures simultaneously in three European capitals thanks to two robots copying his every movement in real time in Britain and Germany.
400-year-old Rubens sketch discovered at Uni
A 17th century drawing by renowned artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens has been discovered at the University of Reading.
Study of comic books helps Stanford scholars identify cultural trends
Robots and mythical creatures battle each other in cartoon-like drawings spread across a table. A crowd gathers around to take a closer look at the vibrantly colored images from the pages of the award-winning ...