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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

3 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.

Pesky squeaks and squeals caused by three types of 'stick-slip' behavior

Researchers have uncovered key features of the dynamics of a form of jerky motion responsible for phenomena as diverse as squeaks and squeals in door hinges and automotive brakes, joint wear in the human body and the sudden shifting of tectonic plates leading to earthquakes.

The Trouble with the TPP: My Appearance Before the International Trade Committee

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

Yesterday I appeared alongside Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO of Research in Motion, at the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade public consultation on the TPP. There were some interesting exchanges that I will highlight once the transcript is released. Show More Summary

A step towards new, faster-charging, and safer batteries

Researchers found a simple solution to the limited durability in aluminum-ion batteries – an electrode composed of graphite. In this work, the internal gaps in the foam allowed faster motion of the ions inside the negative electrode that enhance the rate of charging.

What's a Boyzilian? The Latest in Pubic Hair Trends for Men

Researchers say nearly half of women prefer their partners to be either totally or partially pube-free. Nothing helps set a trend in motion like some good ol’ jargon. So when the salon industry started throwing around regretful phrase “back, sack and crack,” we should have seen it coming. Show More Summary

New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Researchers at MIT and other institutions have found a new phenomenon in the behavior of a kind of quasiparticles called plasmons as they move along tiny ribbons of two-dimensional materials such as graphene and TMDs (transition metal dichalcogenides), which have a hexagonal structure resembling chicken wire. Show More Summary

Facebook and WhatsApp to discontinue support for Blackberry

5 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

A Facebook Inc. application is installed on a Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd. BlackBerry, arranged for a photograph in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. Facebook, operator of the world's largest social-networking site, is working to offer more services on mobile phones from manufacturers such as Nokia Oyj, Apple [...]

Researchers optimize methods to study neurons during motor activity

The ability to make simple reaching motions or drive a car depends on the brains ability to guide action in a region of the brain called cerebellum. When the interaction of the cells within the cerebellum is disrupted, people experience...Show More Summary

MedidataVoice: Risk-based Monitoring: People, Process & Systems In Motion

Pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations (CROs) that adopt risk-based monitoring (RBM) in their clinical development programs often ask what a normal day or normal week will look like for the resources involved in the process. Much like driving a car on new roads, you don’t necessarily know what is around [...]

The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean

Most aquatic species sense sound via particle motion, yet few studies on underwater acoustic ecology have included measurements of particle motion. In response, researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Leiden and CEFAS...Show More Summary

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