New report recommends greater transparency in research

Lorena Barba, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently presented a congressionally-mandated report to federal lawmakers and experts that will ...

Robots reading feelings

Robots are getting smarter—and faster—at knowing what humans are feeling and thinking just by "looking" into their faces, a development that might one day allow more emotionally perceptive machines to detect changes in ...

Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns

Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the color of a material by manipulating the orientation of nanostructured columns in the material.

Researchers discover new material to help power electronics

Electronics rule our world, but electrons rule our electronics. A research team at The Ohio State University has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons—using a material that can serve dual ...

Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer.

In small groups, people follow high-performing leaders

While the "wisdom of the crowd" shapes the behavior of large groups of people, less is known about small-group dynamics and how individuals interact to make decisions, particularly when it comes to the emergence of leaders, ...

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