Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
May 27, 2017

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More Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
May 27, 2017

May 10, 2017 — Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Physicists have solved the seemingly intractable puzzle of how to control the quantum properties of individual charged molecules, or molecular ions. The solution is to use the same kind of ... read more

Can the Motion of Checking Your Smartwatch Charge It?

May 10, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) are small devices that convert movement into electricity, and might just be what bring us into an era of energy-harvesting clothes and implants. But could TENGs, ... read more

May 10, 2017 — A recent study found that people who watched live interactions with a robot were more likely to consider the robot to have more human-like ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Edmonton International Airport in Canada will become the first airport in the world to use the Robird on a daily basis. The Robird is a lifelike robotic bird that will scare real birds away from the ... read more

First-Ever Autonomously Controlled 'Capsule Robot' Explores Colon

May 8, 2017 — New research shows that an 18-mm magnetized capsule colonoscope, which can be paired with standard medical instruments, successfully performed intricate maneuvers inside the colon while guided by an ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers however, can turn surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A prototype smartwatch that moves in five different directions in an effort to make digital smartwatches more convenient for their ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Scientists have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility ... read more

Turning Chicken Feces, Weeds Into Biofuel

May 3, 2017 — Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to ... read more

May 3, 2017 — Imagine a raincoat that heals a scratch by shedding the part of the outer layer that's damaged. To create such a material, scientists have turned to nature for inspiration. They report a ... read more

New Use for a Pesky Weed

May 2, 2017 — Dandelions are much-maligned weeds, with a paratrooper-like seed dispersal system that makes them difficult to eradicate. However, new research finds a great benefit in an unlikely place for the ... read more

Physicists Breeding Schroedinger Cat States

May 1, 2017 — Physicists have learned how they could breed Schrödinger cats in optics. Scientists tested a method that could potentially amplify superpositions of classical states of light beyond microscopic ... read more

The Science Behind Making the Perfect Pitch

May 1, 2017 — Applied mathematicians used mathematical models to figure out the best strategies to throw something at a target. The team found that while underhand throws are best for reaching a target close by ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet's soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would need to apply pressure to ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — After some serious number crunching, a researcher says that he has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine: a Traversable Acausal Retrograde Domain in Space-time (TARDIS). He ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Researchers have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — New two-dimensional quantum materials have been created with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have created a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly used in in everyday electronic devices, allow current to flow in one direction ... read more

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