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.
Researchers devise technique to allow X-ray crystallography of un-crystallized molecule groups
High-tech scan for 320 million-year-old fossil
(Phys.org) —A 320 million-year-old fossilised skull – found in Newsham, Blyth in Northumberland in the 18th century by a local grocer – has undergone state-of-the-art CT scanning by a University of ...
Researchers develop quantum computer algorithm for counting prime numbers
i.Dummy: New breakthrough in mannequin technology
At its first glance, the mannequin 'i.Dummy' developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) looks no different from an ordinary dummy but it is no plain stuff - this sophisticated ...
Using 3-D printing to turn computer models into reality (w/ video)
Prof. Heinrich Jaeger's research group examines materials and phenomena that appear simple at the surface, but which reveal tremendous complexity upon close examination. One such phenomenon is jamming, in ...
Super nanowire composite solves 'valley of death' riddle
(Phys.org) —In a world first, a team of researchers from Australia, China and the US has created a super strong metallic composite by harnessing the extraordinary mechanical properties of nanowires.
'Brainpainting' draws crowds at world's top tech fair
A computer programme enabling paralysed patients to create artwork using just the power of their brains drew big crowds on Wednesday at the CeBIT, the world's top IT fair.
Stressed-out tadpoles grow larger tails to escape predators
When people or animals are thrust into threatening situations such as combat or attack by a predator, stress hormones are released to help prepare the organism to defend itself or to rapidly escape from danger—the ...