Cars bad for children and the planet

Children today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets and in unstructured and unsupervised activity outdoors. The lack of opportunities for physical activity and ...

Scientists elucidate the crystal structure of sodium boride

An international team of scientists jointly with Professor Artem Oganov of Skoltech and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology report the chemical composition, crystal structure and properties of Na2B30 ‒ a compound ...

New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials

Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing, especially on the shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for such materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed ...

Pressure sensor can identify early stages of flat feet

A team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have designed a device for measuring pressure on human feet. Its applications include pediatric illnesses and monitoring the physical condition of professional ...

Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics

Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this ...

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