Researchers creating team of pingpong-ball-sized robots (w/ Video)
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them.
Physics on a plane: Crystals grown under zero gravity
(Phys.org)—A group of physicists from Japan have taken to the skies to grow crystals under zero gravity.
'SSKEP,' highly accurate, high-speed skin analyzing technology
Sony Corporation today announced the development of "SSKEP (Smart Skin Evaluation Program), " a highly accurate, high speed technology for analyzing various elements of the skin, including texture, blemishes, ...
Professor designs shape shifters
(Phys.org)—Craig Lusk's job takes on many shapes.
High-speed video and artificial flowers shed light on mysteries of hummingbird-pollinated flowers
How flowers have evolved particular colours, shapes and scents to attract pollinators has long fascinated ecologists. Now, using artificial flowers and high-speed video, researchers have gained intriguing ...
The changing shape of an atomic nucleus
The nucleus of an atom can have different shapes that co-exist. European scientists investigated nuclear shape change with advanced experimental techniques.
New technology to make implant surgery outcomes more successful
(Phys.org)—Swiss cell biologists at Empa want to "tune" implants such that they can better carry out their tasks in the human body. The surface of the implant is the key to success. Together with the Fraunhofer ...
The determining factors of cell shape examined
A European team is investigating the role of the bacterial cell wall and the cytoskeleton in mediating cell shape. Results are expected to have broader implications for cell biology.
Your right size without measuring for online shopping
A group of PHD students from the Computer Vision Centre (Universitat Autònoma de Bacelona) have developed an app called Verisize with which you can know your right size for any brand and garment when buying online. This ...
A windshield wiper for Mars dust developed
A team of researchers at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid has developed a device that works as a windshield wiper to eliminate Mars dust from the sensors on the NASA spacecrafts that travel to the red planet.
New study reveals surprising evolutionary path of lizards and snakes
(Phys.org)— A new study, published online in Biology Letters on September 19, has utilized a massive molecular dataset to reconstruct the evolutionary history of lizards and snakes. The results reveal a surp ...
New tool gives structural strength to 3-D printed works
(Phys.org)—Objects created using 3-D printing have a common flaw: They are fragile and often fall apart or lose their shape.
New font allows you to 'write your name in the stars'
(Phys.org)—You can now literally—yes, literally—write your name in the stars, thanks to a University of Nottingham academic.
Study reveals complex process behind sea sponge's toxicity
(Phys.org)—The solution to a biochemical puzzle over the molecular make-up of a coral reef sea sponge (Theonella swinhoei) has revealed the origin of its extremely toxic agents.