High-speed imaging captures raindrops releasing clouds of aerosols on impact
Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a light rain? Now scientists at MIT believe they may have identified the mechanism that releases this aroma, as well as other aerosols, into the environment.
An air cushion for falling droplets
Falling droplets bounce as many as fifteen times before they come to rest on a flat surface. In the past, it was believed that this phenomenon is limited to water drops on superhydrophobic surfaces.
Researchers discover daddy longlegs spiders capture prey using glue
Two-legged robot able to run without ZMP control (w/ Video)
Quenching one's thirst for knowledge by studying beer foam
For his master's thesis, Pierre-François Conzelmann, mechanical engineering student, wanted to understand the reason behind the formation of a "foam volcano" after tapping the neck of a bottle of beer. He ...
Japanese universities develop new world's fastest camera
Algorithm recovers speech from vibrations of potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were ...
World Cup debut for 'unhackable' goal technology
Goalline technology will be used at a World Cup for the first time in Brazil with its backers insisting it is 100 percent accurate and cannot be hacked.
Field study shows how sailfish use their bill to catch fish
Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest
Big sperm don't always win the race
When females mate with more than one male, each one's sperm has to compete to get to her eggs. Until now, researchers had thought the fastest sperm would dominate.
Study shows male chameleons fighting prowess tied to color changing abilities
University physicists study urine splash-back and offer best tactics for men (w/ Video)
A robot to beat humans at foosball
At first glance, the foosball table located in the middle of the Automatic Control Laboratory looks perfectly normal. Looks can be deceiving. In defense, one of the levers has a mechanical arm capable of ...