Study explains why soil and sand get stronger when they are struck harder
When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see.
Physicists propose method to measure variations in the speed of light
New patent can multiply mobile devices' uploading speed by tenfold
A patent held by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) describes a jacket able to increase by tenfold the speed at which mobile devices can upload content. It enables a jacket, in which numerous antennas ...
Tiny magnets used to upset flight of fruit flies to study their abilities (w/ Video)
Netradar: World's fastest mobile Internet in Denmark, Singapore and Switzerland
People have the fastest mobile Internet connections in the world in Denmark (22.3 Mbit/s), followed by Singapore (16.9 Mbit/s), Switzerland (16.6 Mbit/s), Norway (14.8 Mbit/s) and Korea (13.0 Mbit/s).
Bio-inspired eye stabilizes robot's flight
Biorobotics researchers at the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement - Etienne-Jules Marey (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) have developed the first aerial robot able to fly over uneven terrain that is stabilized ...
How far back are we looking in time?
The Universe is a magic time window, allowing us to peer into the past. The further out we look, the further back in time we see. Despite our brains telling us things we see happen at the instant we view ...
Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
EPFL researchers showed that by managing the access to freeway junctions and moderating the speed limit on the express lanes it is possible to reduce delays by over 12% across the highway system.
Study shows long tail on luna moth helps to thwart bat attacks (w/ Video)
Interaction between light and sound in nanoscale waveguide
Scientists from Ghent University and imec announce today that they demonstrated interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale area. Their findings elucidate the physics of light-matter coupling at these ...
Falling faster—researchers confirm super-terminal raindrops
Five years ago, a research team at Michigan Technological University and Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico (National University of Mexico) detected tiny, super-fast raindrops. The finding was unexpe ...
Switching superconductivity by light
A research team led by Prof. Hiroshi M. Yamamoto of the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences has developed a novel superconducting transistor which can be switched reversibly ...
Running faster equals disaster
Trading maximum speed for manoeuvrability may be essential to surviving a run-in with a predator, a new study shows.