LEGO bricks build better mathematicians
A study carried out by the University of Derby has found that LEGO plays a vital role in the development of maths skills in children.
Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth
Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment.
Lego to introduce mixed digital-physical blocks (Update)
On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet ...
Electrical engineering is child's play with littleBits
Ayah Bdeir is out to make creating Internet Age gadgets as fun and easy as playing with LEGO blocks.
Lego to build on movie success, tackle globalisation challenge
With record sales and a hit movie expected to propel them further, Lego could be expected to bask in its successful turnaround, but the Danish maker of colourful toy blocks is pressing ahead to face the challenges ...
Google makes the world a playboard for Legos
Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world.
Tiny 'Lego' blocks build Janus nanotubes with potential for new drugs and water purification
Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body's cells.
Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit
Few are more excited about Lego's new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.
New insight into the human genome through the lens of evolution
By comparing the human genome to the genomes of 34 other mammals, Australian scientists have described an unexpectedly high proportion of functional elements conserved through evolution.
Soft Lego built in the computer
Barbara Capone of the Computational Physics Group of the University of Vienna has developed a new method for the construction of building blocks at the nanoscale. The researcher in Soft Matter Physics, who ...
New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones
Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.
Lego pirate proves, survives, super rogue wave
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have used a Lego pirate floating in a fish tank to demonstrate for the first time that so-called super rogue waves can come from nowhere in apparently calm seas and ...
Growing bones with Lego
A video produced for Google Science Fair shows how researchers at Cambridge making synthetic bone have turned to legendary childrens toy Lego for a helping hand.
How to build doughnuts with Lego blocks
Scientists have uncovered how nature minimises energy costs in rings of liquids with an internal nanostructure made of two chemically discordant polymers joined with strong bonds, or di-blocks, deposited on ...