NASA seeks proposals for commercial operations at Kennedy's launch pad 39A
NASA released a synopsis Friday announcing plans to issue an announcement for proposals for the commercial use of Launch Pad 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement is expected next week.
In a bowl of breakfast cereal, principles of attraction on display
Andong He saw a phenomenon at work in his breakfast bowl that he couldn't explain. It prompted this question: How does cereal shape influence the way cereals floating in the milk join?
Printed inchworm robot makes self-assembly moves (w/ Video)
Researchers find active transporters are universally leaky
Professor of Biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid and colleagues have discovered that membrane transporters help not just sugars and other specific substrates cross from one side of a cellular membrane to the other—water ...
Bird fossil sheds light on how swift and hummingbird flight came to be
A tiny bird fossil discovered in Wyoming offers clues to the precursors of swift and hummingbird wings. The fossil is unusual in having exceptionally well-preserved feathers, which allowed the researchers ...
The science of spring flowers—how petals get their shape
Why do rose petals have rounded ends while their leaves are more pointed? In a new study published April 30 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, scientists from the John Innes Centre and University of East Anglia, UK, re ...
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...
Bioengineering team creates self-forming tetrahedron protein
Morphees: Shape-shifting mobile devices (w/ Video)
Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.
Pinch, prod, pull on stretchy display by MIT creatives (w/ video)
Candidate most massive binary star identified
Astronomers have observed a binary star that potentially weighed 300 to 400 solar masses at birth. The present day total mass of the two stars is between 200 and 300 times that of the Sun, depending on its ...
Patterns on extremely small fibres: Study pushes regenerative medicine another step forward
Researchers at the MIRA research institute have succeeded in imprinting microscopically small shapes on the surfaces of miniscule fibres. They were able to create all kinds of patterns on the surfaces of ...
Protein structure discovery could lead to better treatments for HIV, early aging
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the molecular structure of a protein whose mutations have been linked to several early aging diseases, and to side effects of common ...
Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer-sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought.