Can soft robots transform health care, gaming, and other fields?
Highly deformable materials are now being engineered to create soft robots that can interact safely with humans and other living systems. But this rapidly advancing field requires more than high-tech materials. Innovation ...
Designing the classroom of the future
The integration of ICT into every day teaching can have a positive impact on student knowledge and understanding, and can help teachers deliver stimulating and motivating classes.
Robot knows who wants one for the road
Holding on to microbloggers
To be successful and to keep users coming back for more so-called microblogging services, of which Twitter is probably the most well known have to be useful, easy to use and be enjoyable otherwise new users will abandon the ...
'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion (Update 2)
"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday.
Study could help improve nuclear waste repositories
(Phys.org) —Here's the question faced by a team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers: How fast will iodine-129 released from spent nuclear fuel move through a deep, clay-based geological repository?
'Grand Theft Auto V' hauls in $800 mn in debut
"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest in the violently brash videogame franchise, raked in more than $800 million on its first day of sales, the publisher said Wednesday.
'Whale Spotting' app seeks to reduce ship strikes (Update)
U.S. federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that could help locate the mammals more accurately.
Sectors damaging the environment are not drivers of the economic growth
"You could decrease environmental impact without hindering economic growth. These are two different subsystems", says Tuomas Mattila in his doctoral thesis. Tuomas Mattila works as a researcher at the Finnish ...
Researcher wins best paper award for automated interview coach
University of Rochester researcher M. Ehsan Hoque has won a best paper award at the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013) for a computer system designed to help people ...
Formal mathematics underpins new approach that standardizes analysis of genome information
Researchers in Singapore have developed and tested mathematical tools, or algorithms, that are more accurate and robust than those currently used in analyzing high-throughput genetic sequencing data. The ...
Finns to use Angry Birds to teach Chinese children
Angry Birds will be used to fire Chinese children's imaginations after the Finnish company behind the game announced plans to launch an educational product in China.
Conducting cool summer research in the Arctic
The Arctic Coastal Ecosystems Survey (ACES) is focused on understanding the ecological role of near-shore and lagoon habitats of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas that surround Alaska and its connectivity with ...
Wiring microbes to conduct and produce electricity faster
A team of researchers in Ireland have found evidence that altering the chemistry of an electrode surface (surface engineering) can help microbial communities to connect to the electrode to produce more electricity ...