Big sperm don't always win the race
When females mate with more than one male, each one's sperm has to compete to get to her eggs. Until now, researchers had thought the fastest sperm would dominate.
Study shows male chameleons fighting prowess tied to color changing abilities
Speed-of-light 'nano-camera' produces 3D translucent objects
A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab.
University physicists study urine splash-back and offer best tactics for men (w/ Video)
A robot to beat humans at foosball
At first glance, the foosball table located in the middle of the Automatic Control Laboratory looks perfectly normal. Looks can be deceiving. In defense, one of the levers has a mechanical arm capable of ...
Research duo use X-rays and high speed camera to learn secrets of rapid wing beats of insects (w/ Video)
High-speed camera captures dancing droplets for scientific 'photo album,' study (w/ Video)
The splash from rain hitting a windowpane or printer ink hitting paper all comes down to tiny droplets hitting a surface, and what each of those droplets does. Cornell University researchers have produced ...
Students capture the flight of birds on very high-speed video
Stanford mechanical engineering professor David Lentink and his students capture slow-motion video from the fastest wings in the bird world, with an eye toward building flying robots that take design cues ...
An ultrasensitive molybdenum-based image sensor
A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five. In 2011, an EPFL team led by Andras Kis discovered the amazing semi-conducting properties of ...
Researchers find number of cracks in struck glass related to speed of projectile
Why do guppies jump? The answer is evolutionary (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —If you've owned a pet guppy, you know they often jump out of their tanks. Many a child has asked why the guppy jumped; many a parent has been stumped for an answer. Now a study by University ...
New high-speed camera system reveals what snow looks like in midair
University of Utah researchers developed a high-speed camera system that spent the past two winters photographing snowflakes in 3-D as they fell – and they don't look much like those perfect-but-rare snowflakes ...
FIFA pick GoalControl for Confederations Cup
Football's world governing body on Tuesday said that German company GoalControl will provide the goal-line technology at this year's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Blowing in the wind: How accurate is thermography of horses' legs?
Infrared thermography is increasingly being applied to investigate the cause of lameness in horses. The equipment is easy to handle and the method is fast and safe, both for the animal and for the vet. But is it accurate? ...