Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

High Performance Golf Club Comes With Annoying Sound

May 24, 2016 — In 2007, a new golf club hit the market. The distribution of mass in the club head made it less likely to twist, making an off-center hit less likely, but it had a drawback: a loud noise when it ... read more

An App Knows If a Beer Has Gone Stale

May 19, 2016 — Chemists have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes color upon detecting furfural, a compound that appears when this beverage ... read more

May 17, 2016 — 'How does it 'feel' to interact behaviorally with a machine?' To answer that, scientists created a virtual partner that can elicit emotional responses from its human partner while ... read more

May 17, 2016 — A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, can change shape on-demand. The modular interactive device, made out of a chain of cubes, contributes towards the vision of ... read more

May 17, 2016 — A new laser-assisted direct ink writing method allows microscopic metallic, free-standing 3-D structures to be printed in one step without auxiliary support ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Why doesn't a spider's web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to scientists, lies in the physics behind a 'hybrid' material ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Physicists are putting themselves out of a job, using artificial intelligence to run a complex experiment. The experiment created an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam, known as a ... read more

May 12, 2016 — In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious. A physicist would probably describe what is ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have created ways to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that allows it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Robots can keep their parts and still change their gender, according to researchers, who noted that the arrival of robots with screens has made it easier to assign distinct ... read more

New Design of Primitive Quantum Computer Finds Application

May 10, 2016 — Scientists and engineers have developed how to efficiently simulate a 'quantum walk' on a new design for a primitive quantum ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Researchers have developed a system which efficiently transfers electrical energy between two separate circuits. The system, made with a shell of metamaterials which concentrates the magnetic field, ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Computer science experts and engineering researchers have built a robot hand that can not only perform dexterous manipulation -- one of the most difficult problems in robotics to solve -- but also ... read more

May 9, 2016 — New research discusses how people will interact with technology in the ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Two-quantum oscillations of atoms in a semiconductor crystal are excited by ultrashort terahertz pulses. The terahertz waves radiated from the moving atoms are analyzed by a novel time-resolving ... read more

A Crack in the Mystery of 'Oobleck' -- Friction Thickens Fluids

May 6, 2016 — By revealing missing details behind the odd behavior of a science fair favorite -- a soupy mixture known as 'oobleck' that switches back and forth between liquid and solid -- scientists ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Engineers have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last ... read more

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