Nature-inspired advance for treating sensitive teeth
Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists are reporting an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that affects millions of people around the world. Their report on development of the substance, ...
Albatross 'dynamic soaring' achieved by repeated curve-altitude oscillation
Albatrosses leverage the energy of the wind to fly with essentially no mechanical cost to themselves, very rarely flapping their wings, and new work published Sep. 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE offers ...
Review: Chromebook Pixel is beautiful, but pricey and limited
Intended as a flagship for its Chrome operating system, Google's new Chromebook Pixel feels too much like overkill.
Researchers harness nature to produce the fuel of the future
Hydrogen has tremendous potential as an eco-friendly fuel, but it is expensive to produce. Now researchers at Princeton University and Rutgers University have moved a step closer to harnessing nature to produce hydrogen for ...
Drawing their inspiration from nature, researchers develop a brand new type of anti-reflective plastic
Nature has long been a source of inspiration for both scientists and artists alike. Some of the most ingeniously designed products and gadgets familiar to millions of people worldwide owe their origin to seemingly ...
Inspiration from Mother Nature leads to improved wood
Using the legendary properties of heartwood from the black locust tree as their inspiration, scientists have discovered a way to improve the performance of softwoods widely used in construction. The method, ...
Using nature to inspire robotics
Scientists looking to nature for inspiration in solving humanitys problems gathered at Harvard Medical School (HMS) on Friday to learn how robotics is helping to improve medical care.
Self-healing dynamic membrane
The market for membranes, porous materials used mainly to filter liquids, is booming. However, their design leaves room for improvement. Taking their inspiration from cellular membranes, French researchers ...
Gowalla team checks into Facebook
The founders of Gowalla said Monday that they are winding down the location-sharing service and joining Facebook.
TV comic set to win seats in Italian general election
It's not only in the US that actors are crossing over into politics. A recent publication in South European Society and Politics suggests why comedian Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement may win a certain number of seats in par ...
DNA type polymer for nanoelectronics
Scientists and engineers often turn to nature for inspiration and clues on how to do things more efficiently and effectively. European researchers successfully induced self-assembly of a novel electrically ...
Inspired by Facebook, Israeli couple name baby 'Like'
Stumped for an original name for their newborn daughter, an Israeli couple took inspiration from social networking site Facebook and named her "Like," Israeli daily Maariv reported on Monday.
Cancer-stricken British girl's 'Bucket List' is Internet hit
A cancer-stricken British teenage girl said Thursday she had been overwhelmed by messages of support from around the world after writing an online "Bucket List" of things she wanted to do before dying.
New study on biethnicity in the workplace
New research carried out at the University of Leicester suggests that Barack Obama has become a 'glorious mascot' for biethnic people seeking to achieve in the workplace.