Researchers uncover properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel
Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste, generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure, properties, ...
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
Photo service Twitpic to shutter, blames Twitter
The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access to the messaging service.
Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological ...
New study reveals how bonded materials, from airplane wings to dental crowns, lose their bonding
Materials that are firmly bonded together with epoxy and other tough adhesives are ubiquitous in modern life—from crowns on teeth to modern composites used in construction. Yet it has proved remarkably difficult to study ...
What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education (w/ Video)
The rise of online education and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have prompted much naysaying on their effectiveness, with detractors citing single-digit completion rates and short-lived pilot programs.
Development of an automatic system for translating biomedical patents in real time
The Center for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications (TALP) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), a member of CIT UPC, has developed the prototype of an automatic ...
Researchers mimic insect ocelli to build light sensor to control fly-sized drone
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
Making a covert channel on the Internet
(Phys.org) —The best way to keep a message secret is not just to encrypt it, but to hide the fact that the message is even there. Computer scientists have created "covert channels" on the Internet, but ...
A new look at the solid-liquid interface
Interesting things happen at interfaces, and when solids meet liquids it is no exception. Understanding the complex phenomena that take place at this 'solid-liquid' interface could give us important clues about how to build ...
Philips sues Nintendo over Wii remote
Dutch electronics firm Royal Philips NV has filed a suit against Nintendo in a U.S. court, claiming the Japanese company infringed two of its patents in the control system of its popular "Wii" video game consoles.
Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks
Social media users need help to adjust to interface changes
Social media companies that give users a greater sense of control can ease them into interface changes, as well as curb defections to competitors, according to researchers.