Evolution of a natural gene network explored by Yale researchers
Scientists have extensive knowledge of how mutations of single genes during evolution can have a fitness cost or benefit for the host organism. However, genes are often embedded into complex regulatory networks. ...
HAPTIX starts work to provide prosthetic hands with sense of touch
Despite recent advances in technology for upper-limb prostheses, artificial arms and hands are still unable to provide users with sensory feedback, such as the "feel" of things being touched or awareness ...
Snapchat-style teacher-to-student feedback gets thumbs up
Using video recordings and maybe even temporary social media apps like Snapchat to give students video feedback on assignments could be more meaningful for learning than the age-old practice of teachers scribbling ...
Going places: Microtubule-mediated transport of inhibitory signals critical in stabilizing cell migration polarity
See it, touch it, feel it: Team develops invisible 3-D haptic shape (w/ Video)
Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed ...
New software plug-in enables users to add haptic effects to games, media
A library developed by Disney Research makes adding a haptic, or "feel" effect to a video game, movie or virtual simulation simple enough that a novice can do it.
Method for symmetry-breaking in feedback-driven self-assembly of optical metamaterials
(Phys.org) —If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution, you're a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties. But traditional thermodynamic ...
HaptoMime offers mid-air interaction system (w/ Video)
Researchers develop 'feel effect' vocabulary to tell stories with sense of touch
Sound effects and visual effects have long been standard tools for entertaining audiences, but even as storytellers increasingly turn to haptic feedback to engage the sense of touch in games, theme park rides and movies, ...
Burrowing animals may have been key to stabilizing Earth's oxygen
Evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing the Earth's oxygen reservoir, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.
Study explains how Maxwell's demon uses mutual information to extract work
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Blind lead the way in brave new world of tactile technology
Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to ...
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.