Tablets thrust Thai classrooms into digital era
In a rural classroom in the Thai highlands, hill tribe children energetically slide their fingertips over tablet computer screens practicing everything from English to mathematics and music.
'Seeing' the flavor of foods
The eyes sometimes have it, beating out the tongue, nose and brain in the emotional and biochemical balloting that determines the taste and allure of food, a scientist said here today. Speaking at the 245th National Meeting ...
An electronic tongue for protein analysis
(Phys.org)—Electronic noses are used to sniff out exhaust fumes and assist with quality control of foods. Less well known is the fact that equivalent devices, electronic tongues, are capable of recognizing ...
More ice breaks off of Petermann Glacier
(Phys.org) -- The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland, terminating in a giant floating ice tongue. Like other glaciers that end in the ocean, Petermann ...
Solution proposed to suffering caused by horse nosebands
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nosebands on horse bridles are being tightened so much in some equestrian competitions that horses are suffering stress, reduced blood flow in the area and ultimately even deformed nasal bones, ...
Tongue drive system goes inside the mouth to improve performance and user comfort
The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically ...
AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook
(AP) -- In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets - up to 5 million a day.
'Queen's English' not the best
Native English speakers should give up their claim to be the guardians of the purest form of the language and accept that the ways it is used and changed by millions around the world are equally valid.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer's cooling strategy revealed
Insulated in a luxuriously thick winter coat, reindeer are perfectly prepared for the gripping cold of an Arctic winter. But the pelt doesn't just keep the cold out, it keeps the warmth in too: which is fine when the animals ...
Scary is exciting -- sheep's head is not for wimps
Sheep's head is not for wimps. Until now very few of us have been tempted by this traditional Norwegian dish.
Electronic tongue identifies cava wines
Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures. The device ...
Showa Hanako 2: A realistic robot for novice dentists (w/ video)
Tongue makes the difference in how fish and mammals chew
Evolution has made its mark --- large and small -- in innumerable patterns of life. New research from Brown University shows chewing has evolved too.