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Walk really fast to stop a wobbly suitcase ruining your holiday

When a suitcase in motion becomes unstable, it can rock back and forth from wheel to wheel. Researchers have determined why that happens and how to stop it

Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Due to Climate Change

Arctic sea ice is unexpectedly in motion, making the research trip far too dangerous for the ship and the scientists it would be carrying.

75 years later, ‘Pride of the Yankees’ set the template for the sports biopic, by not making it about sports

On one side of La Cienega Boulevard, in Beverly Hills sits the classic mission-like structure that houses the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ research facility. Across the street is the baseball diamond at La Cienega Park. It wasn’t lost on Richard Sandomir as he poured over files in the Margaret Herrick Library room […]

The hidden order in DNA diffusion

A different approach to analyzing the motion of diffusing molecules has helped overturn the long-held assumption that DNA molecules move in a haphazard way. KAUST researchers reveal for the first time that DNA molecules move not by random Brownian motion but by a nonrandom walk related to polymer dynamics in a way that conserves overall Brownian characteristics.

Watch Lightning Strike in Slow Motion

Taking a photo or video of lightning requires unreasonable patience, which is why no one's managed to capture high-speed video of a natural lightning strike hitting a building—until now. Researchers in Brazil set up two high-speed cameras and managed to record not one but three lightning strikes on lightning rods in São Paulo. Show More Summary

Lawson and Western researchers suggest dual gait testing as early predictor of dementia

(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and eventually help with earlier diagnosis.

Paper-thin device turns a flag into a speaker

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Back in December, researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) demonstrated their ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG), a paper-thin device that can generate energy from motion. Now they've added a new trick to FENG's repertoire, turning...Show More Summary

How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker

A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report in the May 16 edition of Nature Communications.

Migratory birds arriving late to breeding grounds

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

(Florida Museum of Natural History) New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.

Elusive atomic motion captured by electron microscopy

The movement of atoms through a material can cause problems under certain circumstances. Atomic-resolution electron microscopy has enabled researchers at Linköping University in Sweden to observe for the first time a phenomenon that has eluded materials scientists for many decades. The study is published in Scientific Reports.

Medical News Today: Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?

New research examines why some static images - that is, without any motion or flicker - can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.

The world’s fastest camera captures the movement of light at five trillion photos per second

High-speed cameras are certainly useful for slow motion, but they can also find their application in science. Elias Kristensson and Andreas Ehn, researchers at Swedish Lund University, have revealed the world’s fastest high-speed camera. Show More Summary

New Rehab Techniques in Motion at the AAN Meeting

I recently joined the MS Society’s research team and in this new role, I am really excited to attend my first annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Boston. I am a scientist in the field of neuroscience and rehabilitation,...Show More Summary

The World's Fastest Camera Shoots Five Trillion Photos Every Second

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Everything’s cooler in slow motion, but high frame-rate photography is an essential tool for scientists studying phenomena that occur in the blink of an eye. Researchers at Lund University have just revealed the fastest high-speed camera ever developed that can capture the equivalent of an astonishing 5 trillion… Read more...

Hackers Can Steal Your Smartphone's PIN Via Built-In Motion Sensors

A team of researchers from the Newcastle University, UK, uncovered a new way an attacker could guess and steal smartphone users' PINs by taking advantage of all the motion sensors in modern smartphones.

Ford investigates causes of car sickness

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Car sickness can be the bane of many a road trip. In an attempt to find a way to combat the problem, scientists at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Germany recently teamed up with motion sickness experts in Norway to studyShow More Summary

Device boosts interaction between light and motion

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Novel design developed by Brazilian researchers couples light waves and mechanical waves at higher intensity levels. One of its potential applications is in telecommunications as...Show More Summary

Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) New nanowire-coated, stretchy, multifunction fibers can be used to stimulate and monitor the spinal cord while subjects are in motion, MIT researchers report.

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years...

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