Inspired by micro-scale motions of nature, a group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in Chennai, India, has developed a new design for transporting colloidal particles, tiny cargo suspended in substances such as fluids or gels, more rapidly than is currently possible by diffusion.
By layering a 3-D CT scan over a 2-D X-ray movie, researchers get a stunning look at bones in motion. The post Beautiful X-Ray Movies Reveal Skeletons Like Never Before appeared first on WIRED.
Pete Warden reports in from the ARM Research Summit, where James Myers presented on "energy harvesting" by microscopic computers -- that is, using glints of sunlight and the jostling of motion from bumping into things or riding on our bodies to provide power for computation. (more…)
Severely paralyzed people with quadriplegia should have a lot of hope these days that their condition will have effective treatment options in the near future. Researchers from University of Tübingen, Germany, The BioRobotics Institute...Show More Summary
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers developed a new imaging technique that makes X-ray images of proteins as they move in response to electric field pulses.
The film shows the bronze casting process in an artistic yet simple method, a combination of stop motion and 2D animation.The preparation process included a research as well as a visit in a bronze casting workshop. The head used in the film was a plaster replica of the original Hadrian's bronze statue found in Tel-Shalem, Israel. Vimeo link The Presurfer
(Brown University) Two recent papers describe the latest ways that XROMM technology, which has spread to dozens of similar research facilities worldwide, enables studies of human and animal motion in previously unseen detail.
Vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation, new research has found.
A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation. The report was published online ahead of print in Frontiers in Neurology.
Using a combination of ordinary nylon thread and conductive ink, MIT scientists have created artificial muscles that can perform many of the motions found in natural muscle tissue. The researchers believe that the new flexing devices...Show More Summary
Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a diamond crystal, using light to affect the motion of the entire nanoparticle – opening the door to applying powerful quantum technologies to the manipulation of ultrasmall nanoparticles and an unprecedented degree of control at the nanoscale.
When the Pixar lamp buries the letter "I" by jumping on it, this is an example of what's called "agent animation" - self-directed motion of a brand logo that makes it feel alive. New research by two Boston College marketing professors...Show More Summary
(Boston College) The new research focuses on the concept of agent animation - self-directed motion of a brand logo that makes it feel alive. Think of the Pixar lamp burying the letter 'I' by jumping on it. Why aren't more brands being...Show More Summary
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study by two Illinois researchers has demonstrated that dynamic elements within the human genome interact with each other in a way that strongly resembles the patterns seen in populations of predators and prey.
Juniper Research has released a new study with a bold prediction about the future of human interaction with technology. It found that “gesture and motion control will become vital for certain forms of human-computer interaction in the coming years.” The study found that by the end of 2016 there will be roughly 168 million devices that utilize... Show More Summary
Researchers have demonstrated how Rad4, a protein involved in DNA repair, scans the DNA in a unique pattern of movement called 'constrained motion' to efficiently find structural faults in DNA. The findings could lead to therapies that boost existing drug treatments and counter drug-resistance.
Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Researchers have now discovered that this motion occurs by intermittent bursts of activity. It can be described by universal scaling laws similar to the ones observed in other driven systems outside of biology.
New fabric harvests solar and wind energy 27 September 2016 (The Engineer) “Researchers from Georgia Tech have been working on a fabric that harvests energy from both sunshine and motion, which could be used to generate power in the field. Show More Summary
Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Researchers of Aalto University and their research partners have now discovered that this motion occurs by intermittent bursts of activity. It can be described by universal scaling laws similar to the ones observed in other driven systems outside of biology.
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