'Substitutional reality' system plays head games to explore delusions (w/ Video)
T-ray madness: Scientists score wireless data record
Samples returned from asteroid Itokawa reveal history of violent impacts
Japanese researchers develop EV motor not reliant on rare earth metals
Bottom-up process for making dodecane-in-water nanoemulsions
(Phys.org) —A new process for generating nanometer-scale oil droplets in water has been reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie by Japanese researchers, who have developed a technique they named MAGIQ ...
Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer
(Phys.org) —Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables ...
Mathematical butterflies provide insight into how insects fly
Researchers have developed sophisticated numerical simulations of a butterfly's forward flight.
New species of crocodile newt identified in Vietnam
BlackBerry says new phones won't be sold in Japan
The smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed Friday that it has no immediate plans to sell its new handsets in Japan, but the company denied it was abandoning one of the world's most tech-savvy nations.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a squid
A species of oceanic squid can fly more than 30 metres (100 feet) through the air at speeds faster than Usain Bolt if it wants to escape predators, Japanese researchers said Friday.
Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
Astrophysicists suggest solar flare could explain carbon-14 bump in AD 774
Light and air: Sunlight-driven CO2 fixation
(Phys.org)—The increased use of renewable energy sources, particularly sunlight, is highly desirable, as is industrial production that is as CO2-neutral as possible. Both of these wishes could be fulfilled ...
Japanese robot to sit top-ranked university exam
Japanese researchers are working on a robot they hope will be smart enough to ace entrance exams at the nation's top university, which test everything from maths to foreign languages.