Going through the political motions: The role of body language in opinion formation
A new research project analyses the importance of body motion in the formation of individual opinions about politicians. The aim of the project, which is funded by the FWF, is to identify movement patterns ...
To touch the microcosmos
What if you could reach through a microscope to touch and feel the microscopic structures under the lens? In a breakthrough that may usher in a new era in the exploration of the worlds that are a million ...
US government to declassify parts of secret order
(AP)—The U.S. government says it will declassify parts of a 2008 secret court order that required Yahoo to turn over customer data under the National Security Agency's PRISM data-gathering program.
Apple shares hit hard on iPhone disappointment
Apple shares fell hard Wednesday after the US tech giant's unveiling of two new iPhones failed to allay concerns over a loss of momentum in the smartphone market.
Taekwondo simulator may kick it to UK athletes ahead of Olympics
Measuring tiny icequakes
Measuring tiny icequakes is helping British Antarctic Survey scientists investigate ice streams despite the challenging environment they have to work in.
Earthquakes and tectonics in Pamir Tien Shan
Real time analysis of shear waves as a means of earth quake hazard mitigation. First time observed continental subduction in a continent-continent collision.
Review: Leap Motion Controller not ready for prime time
When Tom Cruise's character in the movie "Minority Report" controls a computer only by waving his hands, it looks really cool.
Important step forward for gait analysis of horses
Horses who develop a limp are one of the major sources of frustration for horse owners as well as vets. The same applies for Wobblers disease (ataxia) where growth abnormalities or articular process joint ...
Try clapping your wet hands: A physics lesson from Virginia Tech engineers
Sunny Jung continues to redefine the views on the laws of physics, and in doing so, impacts the research on topics as varied as drug delivery methods to fuel efficiency.
Blackberry's time has passed, as will the iPhone's—such is the way
You'll have seen the news about BlackBerry – the once undisputed champion in communications technology – essentially putting itself up for sale this week, and may be lamenting the decline of a tech giant. ...
Home sensors enable seniors to live independently
People are living longer and they desire to live as independently as possible in their senior years. But, independent lifestyles come with risks, such as debilitating falls and deteriorating health resulting ...
Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission (w/ Video)
If the mission sounds impossible, that's because it is—at least with today's technology: Build a three-pound flying machine that can, under its own control, take off, fly through a window into a model building, ...
Six months of computing time generates detailed portrait of cloth behavior
It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University ...