In creating an entirely new way to compress data, a team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has drawn inspiration from physics and the arts. The result is a new data compression method that outperforms existing techniques, such as JPEG for images, an...
China's homegrown satellite navigation system will bring untold economic, social and military benefits and other countries in Asia are welcome to use it, the director of China's satellite navigation agency said on Friday.
Addiction can be tough to tackle for patients, so finding effective therapies is crucial for recovery. Now, scientists have used a computational model of addiction to show that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-pl...
It's a huge leap forward for robotic science. Researchers have created a robot that can effortlessly pick up castors no matter who the wheels are located. The findings could have implications for production processes, which could potentially be more effective and less costly.
Teams of robotic fish are drawing on the intelligence of swarms of social insects and other organisms in new ways to help protect the environment.
A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it. Similarly, tsunami waves could be bent around towns, and soundwaves bent around a room to make it soundproof.
Computer scientists are constantly searching for ways to squeeze more and more bandwidth from communications networks. Now, they may have succeeded. They've found a new approach to understanding a basic concept in graph theory that could ultimately coax as much bandwidth as possible from networks.
New approach to use of 2-D carbon material opens up unexpected properties, could unleash new uses.
Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape and physical identity, vanadium dioxide can now add muscle power to its attributes.
Do you use a computer? Then you might just think differently than your less technologically savvy peers. Scientists have discovered that using computers regularly can change the way the brain generalizes movements.
Normal waves widen as they travel and eventually disappear. Soliton water waves, in contrast, can travel for miles without any significant change in their shape or amplitude. Now, scientists have discovered that so-called optical dissipative solitons can exist in small millimeter-size optical resona...
As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience.