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Synopsis: Twisting in Thin Air

Researchers characterize the rotational jiggling of an optically levitated nanoparticle, showing how this motion could be cooled to its quantum ground state. [Physics] Published Thu Sep 15, 2016

Stingrays Chew Their Food Like Humans and Boy Does It Look Freaky

Mammals are unique in that they’re practically the only creatures that take the time to chew their food. Or at least that’s what we thought. New research shows that stingrays also use chewing motions to grind down their meal. And as this video attests, it’s pretty damned weird to watch. Read more...

How Phantom High-Speed Cameras Are Made

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Gavin Free from The Slow Mo Guys visited Vision Research in Wayne, New Jersey to learn how Phantom high-speed cameras are made. Free and his partner Dan Gruchy use Phantom cameras to create their incredible slow motion videos. Gav pays a visit to the lovely folks at Vision Research to see where the world’s Phantom […]

Dances with waves: Breakthrough in moving small objects using acoustics

Researchers have made a breakthrough in controlling the motion of multiple objects on a vibrating plate with a single acoustic source. By playing carefully constructed melodies, the scientists can simultaneously and independently move multiple objects on the plate towards desired targets. Show More Summary

Dances with waves: Breakthrough in moving small objects using acoustics

(Aalto University) Researchers of Aalto University have made a breakthrough in controlling the motion of multiple objects on a vibrating plate with a single acoustic source. By playing carefully constructed melodies, the scientists can simultaneously and independently move multiple objects on the plate towards desired targets. Show More Summary

Initiating DNA repair

(University of Rochester) A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged DNA.

DGIST research team develops world's first ciliary stroke motion microrobots

(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) A research team led by Professor Hongsoo Choi developed microrobots with high propulsion efficiency in highly-viscous fluid environments, applying propulsion techniques that mimic the ciliary stroke motion of paramecia.

World to Japan: Stop Killing Whales

The World Conservation Congress passed with overwhelming support a motion today denouncing the killing of whales under the guise of science. The motion censures Japan's "scientific research" whaling, which Japan uses to evade the international ban against commercial whaling. Show More Summary

How WiFi Lets People Read Your Lips, Identify You, and Read Your Writing

By analyzing the impact on radio waves of human motion, researchers could identify people and watch their activity -- even without seeing them or being in the same room.

Animal migrations in animated map

The Migrations in Motion map, by Dan Majka from the The Nature Conservancy, shows modeled animal migrations in North and South America. Researchers from University of Washington and The Nature… Tags: environment, migration

Viewing video in slow motion makes action appear more intentional, new study finds

Watching a video of a harmful or violent act being committed can provide useful evidence of the circumstances surrounding the action. But new research shows that watching that same video in slow motion can often cause viewers to see something that may not be there: intentionality.

What Happens When Hope Is Lost?

A Tribute To Shane Lopez "The tiny ripple of hope you set in motion can change the path of someone's life," said Dr. Shane Lopez, Gallup's Senior Scientist in Residence and one of the world's leading researchers on hope when I interviewed him several years ago. Show More Summary

Scavenger crows provide public service, research shows

Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried out at the University of Exeter in Cornwall has discovered. Using motion activated cameras in and around Falmouth and the University's Penryn Campus, Cornwall, ecologists observed what happened to experimental rat carcasses which they placed under view. read more

Scientists measure how baby bump changes the way women walk

Movie sets are normally the home of three-dimensional motion caption systems, but researchers used the same video recording system in a lab to measure the way pregnant women walk. This is the first research study to use 3-D motion capture to create a biomechanical model of pregnant women. Show More Summary

Microsoft researchers are working on systems for precise tracking of hand motion

Motion tracking is nothing new for Microsoft, we have seen their expertise in commercial products like Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft Research’s computer vision team is now working on latest advances in detailed hand tracking. They have created a system that can track hands smoothly, quickly and accurately – in real time – but can run on […]

Up/Down Movement Studied on San Andreas Fault

Large sections of land on either side of the San Andreas fault are moving up or down every year by a few millimeters, a major form of motion that researchers report in a new study that sheds light on the mechanics of the famous fault line. Show More Summary

New mathematics accurately captures liquids, surfaces moving in synergy

A new mathematical framework allows researchers to capture fluid dynamics coupled to interface motion at unprecedented detail. The framework, called "interfacial gauge methods" rewrites the equations governing incompressible fluid flow in a way that is more amenable to accurate computer modeling.

Awe-Inspiring Footage of a Lightning Storm in Slow Motion

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers at the Florida Institute of Technology recorded a lightning storm at 7000 frames per second.

New study captures ultrafast motion of proteins

A new study by an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has announced that they have succeeded for the first time in observing the structural changes in carbonic...Show More Summary

New study captures ultrafast motion of proteins

For the first time, scientists have observed the structural changes in carbonic anhydrase. They expect that this will greatly contribute to the future biomedical research and new drug development.

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