How birds get by without external ears
Unlike mammals, birds have no external ears. The outer ears of mammals play an important function in that they help the animal identify sounds coming from different elevations. But birds are also able to ...
Five pharaonic statue heads found in Egypt
A team of Egyptian and French archaeologists have found five heads of royal statues from the pharaonic era, officials from the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
Researchers discover sea slugs that stab each other in the head after copulation (w/ Video)
First evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation
New research has for the first time provided evidence that reptiles could be capable of social learning through imitation.
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.
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!"
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. ...
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.
Early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica yields better pay in adulthood
In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an ind ...
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
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.
LG Electronics HMD patent sets sights on video viewing
Pixels guide the way for the visually impaired
(Phys.org)—Images have been transformed into pixels and projected onto a headset to help the visually impaired in everyday tasks such as navigation, route-planning and object finding.