A few centuries ago, there were just a few widely used materials: wood, brick, iron, copper, gold and silver. Today’s material diversity is astounding. A chip in your smartphone, for instance, contains 60 different elements. Our lives are so dependent on these materials that a scarcity of a handfu...
Increasingly small robots that carry out their functions even inside the human body. No, this isn't a sci-fi dream but a close possibility. On one condition: the miniaturization of these devices requires them to acquire the same "softness" and flexibility as biological tissues.
New system could provide detailed images — even of soft tissue — from a lightweight, portable device.
Thanks to researchers from the University of Iowa, they've stumbled onto a "matchmaking formula." It's really quite simple: Pair people according to past interests in the online dating world instead of who they think they're interested in.
Two scientists at Swiss EPFL have shown how to achieve a dramatic increase in the capacity of optical fibers.
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel control algorithm that allows quadrocopters to continue to fly in spite of multiple motor or propeller failures. This algorithm makes these vehicles safer and may allow them to be used for instance in delivery services.
Could a bra help prevent stress-related over-eating?
As many advertising companies will use sexual imagery to entice buyers to purchase their product, recent findings show that women in particularly are put-off by most sexual imagery displayed, unless the item involved is very expensive.
Archaeologists may be getting a little help when it comes to investigating shipwrecks deep beneath the ocean waves. Scientists have designed a robot turtle named U-CAT that will help researchers learn a little bit more about wrecks rather than diving into the confined spaces themselves.
It turns out that researchers may be able to find you on the Internet and learn about your relationships even if you aren't tagged in a photo. Scientists have created a new algorithm designed to tag locations to quantify relationships between individuals, even those not tagged in any given photo.
NASA has been monitoring Antarctic and Arctic ice since 2009, an endeavor that has become more important than ever as the ice melts due to climate change. Yet scientists have long been intrigued by the bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets, which could impact how ice moves. Now, IceBridge is c...