Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded Kindle, aiming to boost its e-reader sales with a thinner, lighter device at a low price.

Predators might not be dazzled by stripes

Stripes might not offer protection for animals living in groups, such as zebra, as previously thought, according to research published in Frontiers in Zoology. Humans playing a computer game captured striped targets more ...

Snake's ultra-black spots may aid high-tech quest

Scientists have identified nanostructures in the ultra-black skin markings of an African viper which they said Thursday could inspire the quest to create the ultimate light-absorbing material.

Reading the unreadable

Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.

High-res holograms from carbon nanotubes

(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering have demonstrated the novel utilisation of carbon nanotubes for making high resolution holograms.

Spiral structure of disk may reveal planets

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has used HiCIAO (High Contrast Instrument for the Subaru Next Generation Optics) to observe a disk around the young star SAO 206462. They succeeded in capturing clear, detailed ...

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