See it, touch it, feel it: Team develops invisible 3-D haptic shape (w/ Video)
Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed ...
Image anomalies cast shadow on acid-bath stem-cell study
Investigation reveals black market in China for research paper authoring
Statistician suggests raising statistical standards to reduce amount of non-reproducible studies
Research paper publishing sting reveals lax standards of many open-access journals
University of California adopts open-access policy for research papers
Disney's magical vision calls for 3-D printed optical elements (w/ Video)
Misconduct, not error, accounts for most scientific paper retractions, new study finds
In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis—the most comprehensive of its kind—has found that misconduct is responsible ...
British group outlines plan for open-access publishing for publicly funded research papers
Gene may help reduce GM contamination
Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph scientists ...
Study shows more than half of peer-reviewed research articles published during 2007-2012 are now open access
Retracted papers needlessly stigmatize and jeopardize solid research in related fields, study finds
It is one of the highest-profile cases of scientific fraud in memory: In 2005, South Korean researcher Woo-Suk Hwang and colleagues made international news by claiming that they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned ...
New algorithm gives credit where credit is due
It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that's not always the case.
Japan lab says stem cell research falsified (Update 3)
The finding that a lead researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research, but also a symptom of the pressure for breakthroughs ...