Rapunzel, Leonardo and the physics of the ponytail
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research provides the first mathematical understanding of the shape of a ponytail and could have implications for the textile industry, computer animation and personal care products.
Hottest days in some parts of Europe have warmed four times more than the global average
Some of the hottest days and coldest nights in parts of Europe have warmed more than four times the global average change since 1950, according to a new paper by researchers from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate ...
Researchers use earthworms to create quantum dots
Particles magnetically 'click' to form superstructures
KickSat co-creator, team launches new 'Pocket Spacecraft' project on Kickstarter
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.
Caught in the act: Researchers capture key moments in cell death
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have for the first time visualised the molecular changes in a critical cell death protein that force cells to die.
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 ...
Cells eat themselves into shape
The process cells use to 'swallow' up nutrients, hormones and other signals from their environment – called endocytosis – can play a crucial role in shaping the cells themselves, scientists at the European ...
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.
Research that holds water
(Phys.org) —It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber"—it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical ...
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.
Size matters for dog's behaviour. And so does skull shape
(Phys.org) —A variation of Short Man's syndrome applies to man's best friend, new evidence from the University of Sydney suggests.
Skulls shed new light on the evolution of the cat
(Phys.org) -- Modern cats diverged in skull shape from their sabre-toothed ancestors early in their evolutionary history and then followed separate evolutionary trajectories, according to new research from ...