Human hearing beats the Fourier uncertainty principle
Leading by the nose: Star-nosed mole reveals how mammals perceive touch, pain
The most sensitive patch of mammalian skin known to us isn't human but on the star-shaped tip of the star-nosed mole's snout. Researchers studying this organ have found that the star has a higher proportion ...
New method for estimating thermal comfort in low-energy buildings at the design stage
Indoor environments that are too hot, too cold or draughty create discomfort and lower human productivity. MSc (Tech) Riikka Holopainen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has written a doctoral thesis on a new ...
News.me ditched to focus on Digg
News.me applications for helping Twitter users stay in tune with happenings being tracked by friends faded into history on Thursday as their owner shifted resources to reviving social news site Digg.
Taking the bite out of baseball bats
Miss hitting the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat and the resulting vibrations can zing your hands. Bat companies have tried for decades to reduce these painful shocks with limited success. But Daniel Russell, a professor in ...
Complete feel of user interfaces with vibrotactile feedback
Touchscreen mobile devices, phones and tablet computers, have gained prominence in our everyday life in the past years. Their user interfaces, however, make quite crude use of touch and the somatosensory system. Teemu Ahmaniemi ...
Physician, glove thyself: Med Sensation has exam tool (w/ Video)
Social news site Digg rises from ashes
Digg, the once high-flying social news site, relaunched Wednesday under new ownership after a six-week rebuilding.
A new avenue to better medicines: Metal-peptide complexes
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum and from Berkeley have used metal complexes to modify peptide hormones. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report for the first time on the three-dimensional struct ...
Research shows how the body senses a range of hot temperatures
The winter sun feels welcome, but not so a summer sunburn. Research over the past 20 years has shown that proteins on the surface of nerve cells enable the body to sense several different temperatures. Now scientists have ...
Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot
A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" one step closer to reality.
Some HTC Android phones found vulnerable to WiFi password leak
Russia surprised as Apple uses Glonass in new iPhone
The secret is out and making Russia proud: pop culture and geek tech icon Apple has picked Russia's Glonass navigation system to run alongside GPS in its iPhone 4S models that hit stores this month.
Scientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent
Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in partnership with The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich, have generated the first whole-genome sequencing data of the naked mole-rat, a rodent that is resistant to cancer and lives ...