Balls, blocks, cars among high-tech toys at CES
Balls, blocks and miniature cars with a high-tech twist were among the toys at the Consumer Electronics Show -- although at prices only adults who are still children at heart may be able to afford.
Robotic toy car drives engineering students' business venture
A robotic toy car first developed as a class project is now the basis of a business startup by a group of Arizona State University engineering students.
Loop the loop, DNA style: One- or two-way transcription depends on gene loops
(Phys.org)—In certain toy racecar tracks, sneaky players can flip a switch, trapping their opponents' vehicles in a loop of track. Cells employ a less subtle approach: they change the track's layout. In ...
Researchers clarify catalysis mechanism of cell growth protein Ras
Proteins accelerate certain chemical reactions in cells by several orders of magnitude. The molecular mechanism by which the Ras protein accelerates the cleavage of the molecule GTP and thus slows cell growth is described ...
Software upgrades re-create old-school toys as smart playthings
Balls. Dolls. Race cars. So dull. How can good old-fashioned toys like these compete for children's attention when kids seem umbilically connected to their iPads? How about software-upgradable balls, dolls and race cars?
We must be sure that robot AI will make the right decisions, at least as often as humans do
Your autonomous vacuum cleaner cleans your floors and there is no great harm if it occasionally bounces into things or picks up a button or a scrap of paper with a phone number. But then again this latter c ...