Nanocomposite material provides photonic switching
Researchers find sudden rise of global ecology of interacting robots that trade on markets at speeds too fast for humans
Recently, the global financial market experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt. One reason for these "flash freezes" may be the sudden emergence of mobs of ultrafast ...
Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics (w/ video)
Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could ...
Security and privacy concerns regarding connected vehicles
(Phys.org) —A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University ...
Study finds sighted babies of blind mothers find other ways to bond
Catching molecular motion at just the right time
University of Oregon researchers have devised a mathematically rich analytic approach to account for often-missing thermodynamic and molecular parameters in molecular dynamic simulations.
Sign language users read words and see signs simultaneously
(PhysOrg.com) -- People fluent in sign language may simultaneously keep words and signs in their minds as they read, according to an international team of researchers.
Engineers find way to lower risk of midair collisions for small aircraft
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new modifications for technology that helps pilots of small aircraft avoid midair collisions. The modified tools significantly improved pilot ...
Input-output trade-offs found in human information processing
The most beautiful thing about humans, says Indiana University researcher S. Lee Hong, is that they are both ever-changing and sometimes prone to error. Yet humans are still extremely flexible and adaptable, managing the ...
Sony develops 'Hybrid FPA', a novel liquid crystal alignment technique for LCD
Sony has developed "Hybrid FPA (field-induced photo-reactive alignment)", a new liquid crystal alignment technique which enables a significantly faster response time for liquid crystal displays.
Laser pulses reveal DNA repair mechanisms
A new straightforward method enables monitoring the response of nuclear proteins to DNA damage in time and space. The approach is based on nonlinear photoperturbation.
GIS siting of emergency vehicles improves response time
In an emergency, minutes matter. With this knowledge, University of Georgia researchers developed a new method for determining where emergency vehicle stations should be located. The results of their work could improve ambulance ...
Head in a cage: Fatty acid composition of diacylglycerols determines local signaling patterns
(Phys.org) —In the human body, lipids do not only serve as energy stores and structural elements, but they are also important signaling molecules. Disruptions of lipid signal transmission seem to be involved ...
Study: Can meditation sharpen our attention?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that people can train their minds to stay focused.