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
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...
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 […]
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
(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
(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 (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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 […]
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