This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects
It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion.
Beyond average: New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time
Imagine someone hands you a smoothie and asks you to identify everything that went into it.
Robotic sonar system inspired by bats
Rolf Mueller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed a prototype of a dynamic sonar system inspired by horseshoe bats.
Engineers design car seat accessory to save children left in dangerously hot cars
It's a tragedy that happens multiple times every year: An average of 38 children die each year after being left in hot cars. Five recent Rice University graduates have designed a new car seat accessory that ...
Herpes virus hijackers
The virus responsible for the common cold sore hijacks the machinery within our cells, causing them to break down and help shield the virus from our immune system, researchers from the University of Cambridge ...
Designing better medical implants
Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by ...
Researchers assess uniqueness, collectability, permanence of method for ERP biometrics
A conversation with astronomer Dimitri Mawet
Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet has joined Caltech from the Paranal Observatory in Chile, where he was a staff astronomer for the Very Large Telescope. After earning his PhD at the University ...
Amazing microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies
Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms—structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets—have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, ...
Cyber attacks a growing threat for US financial system
Online attacks by ever-skillful hackers are a growing threat to the stability of the US financial system, according to a report by a top-level government panel released Tuesday.
Airline chief casts doubt on plane hacking claim
The chief executive of United Airlines cast doubt Tuesday on claims by a security researcher about hacking the controls of a jetliner from its entertainment system. ...
For pollock surveys in Alaska, things are looking up
Shelikof Strait, in the Gulf of Alaska, is an important spawning area for walleye pollock, the target of the largest—and one of the most valuable—fisheries in the nation. This year, a team of NOAA Fisheries ...
Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety
When extreme weather comes our way, realtime information from space can help us to decide if closing a bridge is the right thing to do.
Video: Bats' sonar secrets could make for better submarines, drones
The U.S. Navy has found that it pays to listen to Rolf Mueller carry on about his bat research. From unmanned aerial systems to undersea communications, practical applications flow from the team headed by ...