Changes in perspective may affect how useful drones really are

A recent study finds that users have trouble utilizing images from unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones, to find the position of objects on the ground. The finding highlights challenges facing the use of UAS technology ...

Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain

Even as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems—like our brains—remain the ultimate learning machines. By finding materials that act in ways similar to the mechanisms that biology uses ...

Breeding salt-tolerant plants

The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.

Sharing of science is most likely among male scientists

Even though science is becoming increasingly competitive, scientists are still very willing to share their work with colleagues. This is especially true for male scientists among each other and less so for females among each ...

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