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.
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.
Charlotte robot tells the world where it's not going
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.
LG Electronics HMD patent sets sights on video viewing
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. ...
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Planaria deploy an ancient gene expression program in the course of organ regeneration
As multicellular creatures go, planaria worms are hardly glamorous. To say they appear rudimentary is more like it. These tiny aquatic flatworms that troll ponds and standing water resemble brown tubes equipped ...
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 ...
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!"
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.
Researchers discover sea slugs that stab each other in the head after copulation (w/ Video)
New project to investigate vanishing pubs in England
The disappearance of pubs in England is to become the focus of a new research project led by the University of Leicester.