French King Henry IV's head stars in forensic dispute
Doubt - and a reportedly royal severed head - haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France.
New DNA tests say head isn't French King Henri IV
Three years ago, French researchers declared that a centuries-old mummified head was that of the beloved King Henri IV. But now a new study says, "Non!"
Substance that gives grapefruit its flavor and aroma could give insect pests the boot
The citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit—already used in fruit juices, citrus-flavored beverages, and prestige perfumes and colognes—may be heading for a new use in battling mosquitoes, ticks, head lice and bedbugs thanks ...
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Archaeologists unearth carved head of Roman god in ancient rubbish dump
An 1,800-year-old carved stone head of what is believed to be a Roman god has been unearthed in an ancient rubbish dump.
Charlotte robot tells the world where it's not going
Spotlight on wearable tech at Asia's biggest IT fair
Wearable computing, the next great frontier in consumer electronics, is expected to draw crowds to Taipei's Computex trade fair this week as interest in the nascent technology surges.
Bielefeld robots take part in a space simulation
The two robots Flobi and Nao worked full time for three weeks in an isolation study in Cologne. Scientists from Bielefeld University's Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) were studying ...
LG Electronics HMD patent sets sights on video viewing
VR team presents infinite walking in virtual environments (w/ video)
Simply changing the pattern by which data is recorded may lead to increased hard drive capacities, study finds
Modern hard drive technology is reaching its limits. Engineers have increased data-storage capacities by reducing the widths of the narrow tracks of magnetic material that record data inside a hard drive. ...
Scientists discover reasons behind snakes' 'shrinking heads'
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists led by Dr Kate Sanders from the University of Adelaide, and including Dr Mike Lee from the South Australian Museum, has uncovered how some sea snakes have ...
Face of the future rears its head: 'Zoe' uses a basic set of six simulated emotions (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with "unprecedented realism" and could herald a new era of human-computer interaction.
Melon-headed whale likely died of parasites
Pushing beached marine mammals back out to sea can pose health risks to humans, violates federal law and can actually do the animal more harm than good, according to marine experts who took part in a recent ...