Study finds sighted babies of blind mothers find other ways to bond
Panorama from NASA Mars rover shows Mount Sharp
(Phys.org) —Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Mount Sharp is featured in new imagery from the rover.
Hiding in plain sight
A couple years ago, researchers introduced a new material that they said could make any object invisible to both radar and the human eye. Invisibility cloaking would have a major impact on defense technology, they explained, ...
Researcher at UPNA develops 3-D reconstruction algorithms less complex and more accurate
In his PhD thesis, Leonardo de Maeztu-Reinares is proposing 3D reconstruction algorithms; they are on a par with the results of the best available techniques and can be executed more rapidly on a computer. His work is based ...
In your face: Near-infrared glasses thwart face recognition
Doctoral student unravels 'tin whisker' mystery
(Phys.org)—Americans love their electronics, and millions will undoubtedly receive everything from flat-screen TVs and e-readers to video games and coffee makers this holiday season. Over time, even the ...
Human eye gives researchers visionary design for new, more natural lens technology
Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye. This innovative lens, which is made up of ...
Clear as ... paper? Scientists 'see' through solid layers
Scientists said Wednesday they have developed a method to "see through" layers of thin, solid material in a breakthrough that holds promise for medical imaging, nanotechnology—and the spy trade.
Swiss firm says its new switch to aid green energy (Update)
A Swiss engineering group said Wednesday it has developed a new circuit breaker that will help utilities transfer power over longer distances, making for more efficient and reliable electric supplies.
Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe
(AP)—Earth's largest radio telescope is growing more powerful by the day on this remote plateau high above Chile's Atacama desert, where visitors often feel like they're planting the first human footprints ...
A new take on the Midas touch: Changing the colour of gold
Red gold, green gold – a ground-breaking initiative has found a way of changing the colour of the world's most iconic precious metal.
Researchers unveil new technique to detect bots in casual online games
(Phys.org)—Casual online games, such as FarmVille and Fantastic Contraption, have thousands of enthusiastic followers – but the use of automated "bots" to give some players an advantage is short-changing ...
Invisible volcanic ash gives clues to Neanderthal demise
(Phys.org) -- Invisible to the human eye, cryptotephra is a fine volcanic glass that is blasted out of erupting volcanoes along with ash. It leaves behind a hidden layer, in the earth, which has now been detected, ...